We Shall Overcome, The Honey Bus
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1305
- Apr 5, 2020 6:30 pm
- 26:58 mins
Gospel, Soul and Classical Musical Savant Finds Strength in Faith (:32) Guest: Damien Sneed, Pianist, Organist, Composer, Conductor, Vocalist and Creator of “We Shall Overcome” Damien Sneed was such a musical prodigy that at the age of 8 he was hired to be the music director for the senior choir at his church. So, here’s this 8-year-old piano whiz working with 80-year-olds. Sneed has gone on to great acclaim recording and composing in a range of musical genres from jazz to classical to gospel opera. His current project is an album and concert series called We Shall Overcome. It’s a tribute to the legacy of Martin Luther King, Junior and features songs of struggle and freedom and faith. Lessons from a Beehive on How to Be Part of a Community (16:08) Guest: Meredith May, Pulitzer-Prize Nominated Journalist, Author of “The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees” That’s Meredith May. She’s a beekeeper and author of “The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved By Bees.” When she was five, May’s parents divorced and virtually disappeared from her life. She was sent to live with her grandparents in Big Sur, California. Her grandpa kept bees, and it was from him and the hives that May says she learned the most important lessons of her life – about hard work, resilience and community.