The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Damien Sneed, and his 70 member choir, Chorale Le Chateau took "Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration" on tour in the Fall of 2013.
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The piece was originally composed for the bicentennial of New York's Abyssinian Baptist Church, but, over 24 days and 5,347 miles, the ensemble performed this historic combination of jazz and gospel in churches and theaters all over the United States.
Join us on this journey through the sacred and secular, as we tell stories from the tour in our five-episode original series EVERYONE HAS A PLACE: STORIES FROM THE ABYSSINIAN TOUR.
Producers: Simeon Marsalis and Eugenia Han
Director: Simeon Marsalis
Director of Photography: Elizabeth Leitzell
Editor: Elizabeth Leitzell
Rose Hall footage: James Sapione
Abyssinian Performance Audio Engineering: David Robinson
Graphics: Mike Tully
Creative Direction: Luis Bravo
Special thanks to Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III
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