We Shall Overcome performance on Saturday February 22 at 7:30 p.m.

We Shall Overcome

A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Featuring Damien Sneed

Saturday, February 22 | 7:30 p.m.

Laxson Auditorium

Buy Tickets: $40 Premium | $32 Adult | $30 Senior | $15 Youth & Chico State Student

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“Damien Sneed uses his artistry to make our world a better place.” - Wynton Marsalis

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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 has conducted and collaborated major original works for Wynton Marsalis, regularly accompanies Jessye Norman, 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 a wide array of musical ground in one single performance.

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