We Shall Overcome
A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Featuring Damien Sneed
January 22, 2019
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Damien Sneed is a pianist, singer, composer and bandleader. Well-versed in classical music, jazz, gospel, opera and musical theater, he’s worked with legends like Aretha Franklin, Wynton Marsalis, Diana Ross and Stevie Wonder. In this particular performance, Sneed and his curated group of performers celebrate generations of civil rights activists. Inspired by the words and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., We Shall Overcome is a showcase of African American music traditions intertwined with spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches — delivering an electrifying and inspiring performance that ties together a living lineage of music and culture.