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Sounds of Change

Monday, February 5, 2018 8 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
The music and words that invigorated a nation, stirred uprisings, and effected social change in the ’60s are celebrated in this multimedia production. A stellar cast of performers whose music inspired and entertained is joined by the next generation of performers with something to say, performing folk songs, R&B classics, and popular hits from the period, such as Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come,” the protest anthem “We Shall Overcome,” Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze,” Santana’s “Black Magic Woman,” Otis Redding’s "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay," Dionne Warwick's "What the World Needs Now Is Love," and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Sounds of Silence,” while poet and activist Sonia Sanchez recites some of her own seminal poetry from the period. Leading the performance will be music director Ray Chew, who, with his wife and business partner Vivian Scott Chew, are the co-producers of this multimedia production that reminds us of the power of music, and of this remarkable decade that still resonates today.

Part of: The ’60s: The Years that Changed America


Anthony Hamilton
The Hamiltones
Christian McBride
Naturally 7
Phylicia Rashad
Otis Redding III
Vernon Reid
Sonia Sanchez
Cantor Azi Schwartz
Valerie Simpson
Dionne Warwick
Ray Chew, Music Director

Event Duration

The printed program will last approximately two hours, including one 20-minute intermission.
The ’60s: The Years that Changed America

Support for The '60s: The Years that Changed America is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

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