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We Shall Overcome

Thursday, January 23, 2020
7:30pm – 9:30pm

Storrs Campus
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

A Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Featuring Damien Sneed

Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., We Shall Overcome showcases repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists with interwoven spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches. Producer and Musical Director Damien Sneed ties together a living lineage of music and culture that includes traditional and modern gospel, classical, jazz, Broadway and spirituals. From Duke Ellington to Stevie Wonder; Aretha Franklin to Wynton Marsalis; Nina Simone to Donny Hathaway; and traditional spirituals and music from The Wiz, Sneed covers a lot of musical ground in one evening.

Sponsored by the UConn Office for Diversity and Inclusion in collaboration with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Living Legacy Convocation

Media Sponsor: WFCR/NEPR

TICKETS: https://jorgensen.uconn.edu

Contact:

Jorgensen Box Office, 860-486-4226

Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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