Venue Details

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Warner Theatre
513 13th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20004
202-783-4000
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28 events
12 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 23 2010

Very moving and entertaining! Sweet Honey's music and delivery is so original!

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8 reviews
11 stars
attended Oct 23 2010

Awesome, exciting and soul stirring is how I would Describe Sweet Honey in the Rock's Anniversary concert at the Warner Theeater. Always a class act that delivers each and every time.

On another note, thank you Goldstar for making it...continued

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6 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 23 2010

My first time seeing them in person. I was amazed at the tightness of the harmonies, especially with the complex chords. Can't wait to see them again!

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Quotes & Highlights

Hear Sweet Honey in the Rock performing “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child” on YouTube.

Description

Steeped in the sacred music of the black church, the clarion calls of the civil rights movement, and songs of the struggle for justice, the Grammy-winning ensemble blends soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms in an unmatched a cappella experience.

Now in its 37th season, the group tours throughout the country and remains true to its roots in the Civil Rights movement. Last June, Sweet Honey in the Rock issued a new release expressing its opinions about Arizona’s law SB-1070 in the hope of “stimulating interest in and conversation about the law and to foster an understanding if its broad implications. Criticized by President Obama, the law, which the New York Times described as “the broadest and strictest immigration measure in generations” would make the failure to carry immigration documents a crime and give the police broad power to detain anyone suspected of being in the country illegally.”

“This law,” said the Sweet Honey in the Rock, “encourages and creates opportunities for hatred, ignorance and prejudice to prevail… We believe we are a nation that can create laws that bind this nation together rather than tear this nation apart.”

Taking its name from the first song the group learned — a metaphor for African-American women: strong as a rock and sweet as honey — this group of five African-American women and a sign language interpreter was founded in 1973 by Bernice Johnson Reagon, then vocal director of the D.C. Black Repertory Theater Company and a member of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Freedom Singers.

About the Ticket Supplier: Washington Performing Arts Society

For 40 years Washington Performing Arts Society has created profound opportunities by connecting the community to artists, in both education and performance. Through live events in venues that criss-cross the landscape of the D.C. metropolitan area, WPAS invites all to share lifelong opportunities to deepen their cultural knowledge, enrich their lives, and expand their understanding of the world through the universal language of the performing arts.

Established in 1965 by impresario Patrick Hayes, the organization flourished under Douglas Wheeler from 1982 to 2002. Now with the inspired leadership of President Neale Perl, Washington Performing Arts Society continues to be widely recognized as one of the leading presenters of the performing arts in the nation.