Sweet Honey In The Rock: Grammy-Winning A Cappella Group in Holiday Concert
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The razor-sharp wit of famed stand-up Paula Poundstone will be on full display, as she slices and dices her way through an evening of keen cultural commentary. Famed for a quick mind that always manages to come up with the perfect quip, Poundstone is a master of riffing off the crowd. It's also why she's the perfect panelist for NPR's Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!, where she's featured alongside some of the nation's leading pundits. She broke through in 1990 with her acclaimed HBO special Cats, Cops and Stuff, and was both the first woman to be invited to perform at the White House Correspondents' dinner and the first woman to win a CableACE Award for Best Stand-Up Comedy Special. Still knocking them dead as a headliner, Poundstone released her latest comedy disc, I Heart Jokes: Paula Tells Them in Boston, in April 2013, and has recently toured as part of the A Prairie Home Companion live show. Learn More
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These ladies are fabulous and try to change the world. A lot of important issues are brought up in their songs, amazing lyrics and great rhythm.
They have the audience participate and it is a lot of fun.
Will definitely see them again when they come to the bay area!
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- Hear Sweet Honey in the Rock at their website.
Sweet Honey In The Rock is bringing you a one-of-a-kind holiday concert that celebrates music from many faiths and regions of the globe. Their varied a capella offerings may include traditional African American gospel, a Chinese proverb set to song, a Kwanzaa tune written by the group's founder Bernice Johnson Reagon, the Hebrew prayer "Hashi Venu," a new composition with a Latin flavor, a traditional African melody in the Bambara language of Mali, or the song "Allah Hu Akbar." Sweet Honey In The Rock appeared last year at the White House at the invitation of Michelle Obama.
Founded by Bernice Johnson Reagon in 1973 at the D.C. Black Repertory Theater Company, Sweet Honey In The Rock, internationally renowned a cappella ensemble, has been a vital and innovative presence in the music culture of Washington, D.C., and in communities of conscience around the world.
Rooted in a deeply held commitment to create music out of the rich textures of African American legacy and traditions, Sweet Honey In The Rock possesses a stunning vocal prowess that captures the complex sounds of blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, hip-hop, ancient lullabies, and jazz improvisation. Sweet Honey's collective voice, occasionally accompanied by hand percussion instruments, produces a sound filled with soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms.
Following up on their 2008 Grammy-nominated release, Experience...101, Sweet Honey returned to the studio to record Go In Grace, original music composed for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. First Lady Michelle Obama invited the group in February of 2009 to perform at the White House in celebration of African-American History Month.
Sweet Honey invites her audiences to open their minds and hearts and think about who we are and how we treat each other, our fellow creatures who share this planet, and of course, the planet itself.
Sweet Honey In The Rock is Ysaye Maria Barnwell, Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil, Carol Maillard, Louise Robinson, and Shirley Childress Saxton.