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Performing Arts and Speaker Series

Sweet Honey in the Rock®

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African American women's a cappella gospel group

Time: April 12, 2008 7PM

Location: Music Building Concert Hall (map)

TICKETS: Reserved: $35 / General Admission: $25; Students with ID: $15

Founded in 1973 by Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, Sweet Honey in the Rock® is a Grammy Award-winning African American female a cappella ensemble that has become a major cultural voice for freedom and justice. With deep musical roots in the sacred music of the black church - spirituals, hymns, gospel - as well as jazz and blues, six African American women join their powerful voices and hand percussion instruments to create a blend of lyrics, movement, and narrative that variously relate history, point the finger at injustice, encourage activism, and sing the praises of love. The music speaks out against oppression and exploitation of every kind. The performance is simultaneously interpreted in uniquely expressive American Sign Language. For more about Sweet Honey in the Rock® or to hear samples of their music, see http://sweethoney.com/

Samples of music by Sweet Honey in the Rock®