Sweet Honey in the Rock : Celebrating the HolidaysSOPAC | 8PM
Grammy Award-winning (and many times nominated), globally renowned a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock continues to cultivate, evolve and add memorable moments to their indelible legacy as activists and artists for more than four decades.
Sweet Honey In The Rock has stayed true to their mission to; educate, entertain, and empower their audience and community through the dynamic vehicles of a cappella singing and American Sign Language interpretation. Earlier this year they released their first album principally comprised of original songs, #LoveInEvolution, which was critically-acclaimed and featured their collective voices and prowess as stunning vocalists and compelling songwriters. Touching on the culturally complex relevance of our times — social justice, human and civil rights — the album also integrated many of the complex sounds of African American musical genres such as; Bues, spirituals, traditional Gospel hymns, Rap, Reggae, African chants, Hip Hop, ancient lullabies, and Jazz improvisation which have contributed to Sweet Honey’s core and patented style. They continue to stretch their artistic boundaries as live performers to produce a sound filled with their soulful four-part harmonies and intricate rhythms, which is accompanied by hand percussion instruments and bass (acoustic upright and electric).
Sweet Honey In the Rock (appearing above, left to right)
Nitanju Bolade Casel