February 7 - 8, 2019
School Performance: We Shall Overcome – A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
February 7, 2019 at 10:30 AM
February 7, 2019 at 12:30 PM
February 8, 2019 at 10:30 AM
February 8, 2019 at 12:30 PM
Approximate Run-time: 50-60 minutes
$4.00 tickets + Bus Reimbursement for All!
Recommended Grades 4–12
Inspired by the words and action of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., We Shall Overcome 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. On stage five vocalist and a band weave together a living lineage of music and culture that including gospel, classical, jazz, Broadway and spirituals. Created by celebrated producer, and conductor Damien Sneed. 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.