- Apr 27 , 2014
- Aronoff Center
- Procter & Gamble Hall
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Sweet Honey in the Rock – 40th Anniversary
SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK – 40TH ANNIVERSARY is the group's most ambitious live performance presentation to date. Helmed by noted Director/Choreographer Dianne McIntyre, this is the first scripted show in the group’s history. The evening will feature medleys comprised of some of SWEET HONEY’s most popular songs, special guest musician/bassist Parker McAllister, and intimate personal stories by each member that will be woven into a retrospective look at their seminal artistic and musical journey over the past four decades. The ensemble has titled their anniversary year (January 2014 - January 2015), SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK – 40TH ANNIVERSARY...FORTY & FIERCE, and will be celebrating with shows across the country throughout the year.
Rooted in a deeply held commitment to create music out of the rich textures of African American legacy and traditions, Grammy Award winning 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, often accompanied by hand percussion instruments, produces a sound filled with soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms.