Pianist, vocalist, composer, and Sphinx Medal of Excellence recipient Damien Sneed brings his incomparable, multi-genre virtuosity to this special performance, marking the final day of Black History Month. Interwoven with recordings from Dr. King’s speeches, this captivating program honours the musical and cultural through-line that includes gospel, classical, jazz, musical theatre, and spirituals. We Shall Overcome resonates with solemnity, hope, and joyful community, while showcasing repertoire from the African American musical traditions that have electrified generations of civil rights activists and defenders.
“Multifaceted music maestro” (NBC News) Damien Sneed has worked with legends Aretha Franklin, Wynton Marsalis, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, and many others. With “dashing virtuosity” (World Music Report), Sneed leads an eight-piece ensemble of breathtakingly skilled vocalists and instrumentalists who invoke the spirit of social justice warriors with passionate chemistry and a heartfelt unity.
Also performing live at this concert is Vancouver’s own Universal Gospel Choir.
Winner will receive:
- (2) tickets to We Shall Overcome at the Chan Centre
Feb 29 at 8:00pm
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Contest Deadline: Friday, February 21, 3:00 am
Winner(s) will be contacted either by phone or email.