Damien Sneed’s We Shall Overcome Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Joined by Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Choir, the performance unites African American musical styles with traditional spirituals and the music of Aretha Franklin, Wynton Marsalis, Duke Ellington, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone and Donny Hathaway.


HOUSTON (January 29, 2020) ­­– Damien Sneed’s North American tour, “We shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” comes to the Cullen Theater – Wortham Center on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 4 pm, presented by Society for the Performing Arts (SPA). As a multi-genre artist, Sneed is bringing his brand of classical, jazz and sanctified soul to Houston during Black History Month.


Inspired by the words and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Damien Sneed’s 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.


Tickets for We Shall Overcome start at $29 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at www.spahouston.org, by calling 713-227-4772 or in person at the courtyard level ticket office at Jones Hall located at 615 Louisiana St. Hours of operation: 9 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday. Prices are subject to change.


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About Society for the Performing Arts

Founded in 1966, Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) is the largest independent non-profit presenting organization in the Southwest. Since its inception, SPA has sponsored more than 1,000 performances of the world’s finest music, dance and theater events, in adherence to the belief that the arts are fundamental to the overall enrichment and quality of life within a community. In addition to presenting artists, SPA seeks to provide a variety of learning experiences for adults and children through master classes, lectures and special student performances, as well as build relationships between the performing arts and other interests within the greater Houston area and throughout the state of Texas. Learn more at spahouston.org


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