Dmae presents the continuing series of features on Black artists in Portland with a feature on Shani Harris-Bagwell, actor and political & media consultant. Shani recently joined the board for the Regional Arts and Culture Council and will be working with the Multnomah County  CommissionAudit Review Committee. Her political career began at the young age of three “working the room” at a gala with her grandmother Willard Harris(who turned 100 five months ago!) and on political campaigns in the Bay Area.

Shani has shared her talents  as an actor in many hit productions in Portland. Most recently Bootycandy at Fuse Theatre Ensemble and Bakkai at Shaking the Tree Theatre. For Shani, art and activism go hand in hand. Currently Shani is helping artists and organizations of color perform works virtually. Tune in to find out how.

(Aired 11am  6/30/2020 on KBOO 90.7 FM or always on and iTunes.)

Featured music: David Ornette Cherry


More about the featured guest:

Shani Marie Harris-Bagwell recently launched Shani Bagwell Consulting, , a firm committed to empowering underserved communities and giving voice to the voiceless. She currently serves on the Regional Arts and Culture Council Board, the Basic Rights Oregon Equity PAC, the Multnomah County Commission Audit Review Committee, and the Portland Bureau of Transportation Pricing Options for Equity for Mobility Committee. Shani holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance with an emphasis in Contemporary Commercial Music. She has performed throughout the United States and internationally.