Under­ground Railroad


The New York folk music duo Kim & Reggie Harris Kim & Reggie Harris and the Graz Gospel & Jazz Choir Gospel & Jazz Choir tell the story of Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman with the help of gospels, spirituals and texts.


What to expect

The story of Harriet Tubman and her Underground Railroad

Spirituals and gospels (The Harriet Tubman Song, Go Down Moses, Wade in The Water, Steal Away, Deep River, We Shall Walk through the Valley, This Little Light of Mine a. o.)    

Reading from Sarah Bradford: "Harriet, the Moses of Her People".

Duration: around 70 minutes without a break


Prices: EUR 22 / 44 / 66

U27 (for all under 27) & Ö1 Intro: 50 % reduction
Ö1 Club: 10 % reduction

Kim & Reggie Harris


Born and raised in Philadelphia, the singer-songwriters and storytellers Kim & Reggie Harris captivate their audience with spirituals and traditionals as well as contemporary compositions, creating awareness for the modern civil rights movement.

Gospel & Jazz Choir


Founded in 2011 by Franz M. Herzog, the choir consists of singers, pupils, students and adults of all ages and professions. The about 80 members come from all over the world and share a passion for singing gospel, pop and jazz.

Franz M. Herzog

Choir director

The Austrian conductor, composer and lecturer for choral conducting and choral voice training has already achieved numerous international successes. For his artistic direction of the "Voices of Spirit" festival, for example, he received the appreciation award of the Federal Ministry of Science and Research. In 2011 he founded the Gospel & Jazz Choir at the Johann-Joseph-Fux Conservatory in Graz, where he is currently the director of the choral conducting course.

Pauline Afaja


Schon während ihrer Schauspielausbildung an der Freien Schauspielschule Hamburg, die sie 2015 abschloss, wirkte Pauline Afaja, geboren 1990, in Film- und Theaterproduktionen mit. Im Anschluss war sie u. a. im Kinofilm „Kartoffelsalat“ mit Otto Waalkes sowie in den Kurzfilmen „Dunkle Materie“ sowie „Schulweg des Lebens“ zu sehen. Seit 2018 ist Pauline Afaja auch als Dozentin für „Rolle“ an der Freien Schauspielschule Hamburg tätig.


Songs with secret messages

She was a slave in the American South who managed to flee. But rather than settling down in new-found freedom, Harriet Tubman went back and helped others to escape from bondage. The secret paths to the North were known as the Underground Railroad. Songs with secret messages about how to find one’s way to freedom played an important role. Kim und Reggie Harris and their choir tell Harriet Tubman’s story in spirituals and gospels.

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