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We Shall Overcome

A Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 17, 2020
Zellerbach Theatre
PLA Presents
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Inspired by the words and actions of Dr. King, We Shall Overcome features repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists and defenders. Led by the talented Damien Sneed, this performance weaves spoken word from Dr. King’s speeches with a musical lineage of gospel, jazz, classical and Broadway to reinvigorate and inspire future generations.

Performers:
Bandleader, piano, keys, vocals Damien Sneed
Vocals Chenee Campbell
Vocals Markita Knight
Vocals Anitra McKinney 
Vocals Alicia Peters-Jordan
Vocals Linny Smith
Organ Marquéz Cassidy
Bass Arthur Sutton 
Drums Joel Tate 
Singers from New Spirit of Penn Gospel Choir and St. Thomas Gospel Choir 

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Photo credit:
1: Courtesy Damien Sneed
2, 3, 4: Frank Stewart