We Shall Overcome

Damien Sneed - We Shall Overcome

February 11, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Inspired by the words and action of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “We Shall Overcome” by Damien Sneed showcases repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists and defenders with interwoven spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches. This production ties together a living lineage of music and culture that includes traditional gospel, modern gospel, classical, jazz, Broadway and spirituals.  From Aretha Franklin, to Wynton Marsalis; Duke Ellington to Stevie Wonder; Nina Simone to Donny Hathaway; and traditional spirituals and music from “the Wiz”, Damien’s unique understanding of each genre allows him to fluidly cover so much musical ground in a single performance. Sneed will be accompanied by additional vocalists and instrumentalists.

“Damien is an extraordinarily talented, intelligent and well-rounded musician as well as a human being of depth and passion.”  –Jessye Norman

“Damien Sneed is an ambassador for classical and gospel music who brings positivity, optimism and thoroughness to every occasion. His talent stretches across traditional divisions. In the realest sense, he uses his artistry to make our world a better place.” – Wynton Marsalis 

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