https://www.openingdoorsproject.net/ Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church
70 West Emerson St.
Melrose, MA 02176
Music, Shows, Social Good
The Opening Doors Project presents an evening with The Kemp Harris Trio, followed by a live Q&A session hosted by Alastair Moock.
FREE Registration at https://openingdoorsproject.net. Come in person or watch online!
Kemp Harris is an artist who defies categorization. Singer-songwriter, actor, activist, author, storyteller, and educator, his music spans and transcends the genres of soul, blues, jazz, and musical theater.
Born in segregated North Carolina in 1953, Kemp moved to the Boston area to pursue a career in education. He was a beloved, award-winning kindergarten teacher in Newton, Massachusetts for more than 40 years.
Throughout this time, he pursued his artistic career on the side – albeit at a very high level.
But, for Kemp, it was all part of the same pursuit. “I’ve incorporated my life experiences into what has become me and the music I create,” he says. “At the end of the day, I’m an old black man telling stories and spreading the love.”
Covid safety: Two commercial HEPA air filters will be in operation and we request that all attendees wear a mask.
ABOUT: The Opening Doors Project was founded in 2021 to promote deep conversations around race through the arts. By bringing new cultural experiences to suburban Boston-area communities and viewing audiences across the nation, Opening Doors strives to promote and inspire the work of anti-racism. Our programs are rooted in the conviction that white people have a role to play in advancing racial justice; that fulfilling this role requires interaction with new ideas and perspectives; and that music and art can be powerful tools for sparking awareness.