We Shall Overcome featuring Damien Sneed
Inspired by the words and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., We Shall Overcome showcases African-American music traditions interwoven with spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches. The production ties together a living lineage of music and culture that includes traditional gospel, modern gospel, classical, jazz, and Broadway — from Aretha Franklin to Wynton Marsalis, from Duke Ellington to Stevie Wonder, and from Nina Simone to Donny Hathaway. Composer Damien Sneed’s understanding of each genre allows the company to fluidly cover vast musical ground in a single performance. We Shall Overcome takes place January 23 at Harbison Theatre in Irmo. Tickets $25 – $30.