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We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. feat Damien Sneed

Thu, January 17, 2019 @ 7:30pm

Category: music


Count Basie Center For The Arts
99 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ  07701

Cost: $35, $30, $25

   

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.

Producer and Musical Director Damien Sneed’s career covers an incredible breadth of genres.  He has conducted and collaborated major original works for Wynton Marsalis, regularly accompanies Jessye Norman, collaborated with Lawrence Brownlee, and has toured extensively with Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin and the Clark Sisters.

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.

“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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