We Shall Overcome
About We Shall Overcome
Inspired by the words and actions 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. Using a diverse ensemble of multi-genre vocalists and instrumentalists, producer and musical director Damien Sneed presents a living lineage of music and culture that includes traditional gospel, modern gospel, classical, jazz, Broadway, and spirituals.
Funding is provided by WESTAF, the Western States Arts Federation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the California Arts Council