Students, Grammy Artist Bill Harley Celebrate the Earth with Song

Grammy-winning recording artist Bill Harley serenades Lower School children during a December Morning Meeting.

A frequent performer and instructor at Paul Cuffee Lower School, Artist-in-Residence Bill Harley stepped onto the school’s stage just hours after his new album High Dive and Other Things That Could Have Happened received a Grammy nomination for Best Children’s Album.

Performing for and with students, Harley sang a three-song set celebrating our intimate connection with the environment. Opening with the rhythmic lines, “I care, yes I do/I care for me, I care for you,” accented by sign language, Harley then sang that all the natural world is a “habitat” and finally engaged 300 youngsters in a musical feast with the reggae-like “Turn the World Around.”

Harley has an uncanny ability to engage children and adults alike, and we are honored that he sings frequently before our community and teaches storytelling skills to our students. He has been nominated for seven Grammy Awards and has won two.

Harley will be at Monday Morning Meetings at Paul Cuffee Lower School at 8:30 a.m. on January 7, 14, and 28; March 11 and 25; April 1 and 29; and June 3.


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