Harmony’s African-American Legacy Organization, HALO, is a 501c3 non-profit organization. It was founded by the first quartet of American-American singers to compete on the international contest stage of any of the major barbershop organizations. Having broken significant social ground in the barbershop community, under the artist direction of the quartet members. HALO seeks to lead a transformative movement of Community Music Therapy in which barbershop singing (and listening) serves as a metaphorical model by which we as a diverse people in one nation can learn to heal century-old wounds. We can lead community group sin this initiative to utilize the singing and active listening experience of barbershop music as a framework in which the people of America can learn to engage in constructive dialogue concerning socio-political issues–especially those pertaining to race.
These community oriented therapeutic interventions have been developed by Artistic Directors Shana Oshiro, MT-BC (Music Therapist-Board Certified) and Niambi Powell, LCSW-C (Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical). Intervention programming is designed to suit the individual needs of the specific communities we would serve. Fees would be arranged according to the extent of programming desired by the engaging community and available resources for investment to cover the cost of services rendered and for the purpose of supporting the growth of the organization as a 501c3 non-profit.