Singer

Songwriter, Actress

Join our mailing list for the latest news

NEWEST RELEASES AVAILABLE

NEW! Songs for children: "Numbers are Fun!" (multilingual version) & "Numbers are Fun!" (English version)

Available for digital downloads, streaming and on my YouTube channel:

Happy Learning Place

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE2X546zUvtkv2NCyZaJ8iw 

 (includes lesson ideas for parents & teachers)

 ***********************************************************************************************************************

(Visit the "Music" and "Shows" pages for additional information on releases, performances, and events)

SELECT PAST ANNOUNCEMENTS

Saturday, March 6th--What an honor to participate in the 56th annual Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee as an artist. The songs I shared were released on the project, "Songs from the Jubilee."  FMI about the jubilee, visit selmajubilee.com

https://www.iheart.com/artist/yolanda-harper-31296097/albums/songs-from-the-jubilee-127346891/

The songs on "Songs from the Jubilee" are

  1. The Legacy of Miss Margarite Bloomfield, III (Blues: A fictional character embodying the soul of an activist)
  2. Exit to Human Rights (Blues: A song affirming the shared humanity of us and the antidote of "people loving people")
  3. Be a Bridge (Folk: A song I wrote explicitly for the Jubilee honoring our foreparents who taught us by example that "no act of love is done in vain)

SINGLE AVAILABLE: "Exit to Human Rights" https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/yolandaharper/exit-to-human-rights  

https://www.iheart.com/artist/yolanda-harper-31296097/albums/exit-to-human-rights-111774036/

Wednesday, September 23rd -- It was an honor to perform an original song at The Second Concert for a Nonviolent Memphis. Live from South Main Sounds via Facebook Live 

Thursday, October 1 was a  fun variety show. I shared an original song, "Somebody Arrest Him (He Stole my Heart)," at the Arlington Community Theatre – Thespian Thursday online event: “Romance Romance” program.

Bogalusa to Bassfield is available now! https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/yolandaharper/bogalusa-to-bassfield

Available in all of the typical streaming outlets (Amazon, Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, iHeartRadio, GooglePlay, etc.) I received the inspiration to write "Bogalusa to Bassfield" on December 28th--three days after my first Christmas without my dad. I was drawn to visit Bassfield, Mississippi where my dad was born, and while driving home, I began writing this song. "Bogalusa to Bassfield" was inspired by family stories I heard growing up and tidbits of history I've learned about both Bassfield, Mississippi and Bogalusa, Louisiana. The main character in the song is inspired by aspects of the lives of my dad, granddad, great granddad, and a couple of uncles. The song begins in 1950's when it was common to move from small towns like Bassfield to Bogalusa (“The Magic City”) in order to find work at the paper mill (my dad worked there as a teen before leaving to attend college). “Don’t forget where you come from...“

 

 

Latest News

Numbers are Fun!  

New children's song released on the YouTube channel: Happy Learning Place

"Numbers are Fun!" offers many learning opportunities:

  1. Counting 1-5 in English, Spanish, & Mandarin (with the option to add additional languages in the instrumental break)
  2. Learning musical scales & intervals (sing along, play along)
  3. Lessons in art, science, social studies, and more (see the "Lesson ideas" below the video, when you visit the YouTube pages for Numbers are Fun (multilingual) and Numbers are Fun (English).

 

SAVE THE DATE: March 6, 7-9pm Central Time  

I am honored to be among a diverse group of artists participating in the

SELMA BRIDGE CROSSING JUBILEE Virtual Music Festival

March 6, 7-9pm Central Time

Me and my band will share my newest release, "Exit to Human Rights," along with additional original songs supporting the theme of this historic event. 

Registration is Free!

Check out the entire schedule March 5-7th at https://www.selmajubilee.com/schedule 

 

New Release Coming Soon 

"Exit to Human Rights" was written and recorded in September 2020. 

I am scheduled for debut it live Wednesday, September 23rd at the Concert of a Nonviolent Memphis.

For a preview of the song, visit https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/yolandaharper/exit-to-human-rights 

 

About "New Boston, Texas" 

This song is inspired by my home town but it could be many small towns in the south. I wrote this song after looking through some old photo albums and reflecting on memories of the past. Not all "characters" in the song are exactly like they are in real life. Some characters are a combination of several memories and others reflect life, in general, rather than one actual person. But the names of the sports teams are definitely FOR REAL! :-)

I've been performing "New Boston, Texas" at gigs for the past few years and it has become a crowd favorite, so I decided to release it as a single to share more broadly. People from many different small towns, and even some from larger cities who have family in small towns, tell me it sounds like their communities. The smiles on their faces when they hear a line that brings back a memory, or is just something they can relate to, is what it's all about.

"New Boston, Texas" will be included on my album to be released in 2020.

I hope you enjoy it. If you have happy memories of New Boston, Texas or another small town community, do share!

Latest Track

Bandzoogle's Music feature allows you to sell your albums and tracks - and we never take a percentage of your sales. Choose from set prices, free downloads, or even give away a track in exchange for a mailing list signup!

Shows

Our Events feature allows you to post your upcoming concerts and events on your website in a calendar or list view. The Pro plan even lets you sell tickets directly through your website!