Faculty Kevin Harris Featured on WGBH’s Basic Black
Kevin Harris, assistant professor in the Piano Department, appeared on a recent broadcast of WGBH’s Basic Black. The episode ends with a look back at the 2016-17 season set to the music of Harris’s original composition, “Jim Crow and the Medicine Man,” performed and recorded last month at Berklee. “Through this piece, I wanted to remind us that the courageous process of not shying away from the darker truths of our history can serve as medicine to help us not repeat that history,” said Harris.
Created in 1968, Basic Black is Boston’s longest-running weekly television program devoted exclusively to African American themes.