Sweet Honey in the Rock
Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sweet Honey in the Rock
Saturday, December 10th
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Woodstock Town Hall Theatre
Beer and wine provided by the Worthy Kitchen.
About the Band
The Grammy-nominated, iconic, women-led African-American vocal ensemble SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK® marks its 50TH ANNIVERSARY with a powerful three-year celebration that will honor its storied past and set the course for the future of the group, which has been called “one of the most dynamic, versatile and still relevant musical collectives in music today.”
Ever since its inception in Washington DC in 1973, Sweet Honey in the Rock® has thrived as both a performance ensemble and as an ambassadorial African-American organization founded on the triumvirate missions of empowerment, education and entertainment. Current members include Carol Maillard and Louise Robinson (both original co-founders of the group), Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil, featured musician Romeir Mendez on upright acoustic bass and electric bass, plus sign language interpreter Barbara Hunt.
Sweet Honey In The Rock® is a powerful and unique performing entity that fuses the elastic 360-degree possibilities of the human voice with a theatrical flare that keeps audiences returning for more, year after year. Throughout its five decades of distinguished service, the group and its members have created positive, loving, and socially-conscious message music that is spiritually fortifying. Through its music and its members’ actions, Sweet Honey consistently takes an active stance toward making this planet a better place for all in which to live.
Far from resting on its considerable laurels, Sweet Honey in the Rock® has remained at the forefront of the ever-evolving cultural landscape, from its members’ recent participation in the Harry Belafonte 95th Birthday Celebration to its presence at the 2019 Jane Fonda-led “Fire Drills” on Capitol Hill highlighting the urgency of the threats of global climate change. Other recent highlights include appearing as a featured artist at the 2019 annual meeting of the XQ Institute, the not-for-profit education reform organization founded by the widow of Steve Jobs, Laurene Powell Jobs. Graduates at the 2019 Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program ceremony in N. Bethesda, MD were treated to a ceremony featuring Sweet Honey’s music, and the group was one of many hi-profile celebrants at the event honoring the 2018 opening of the Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum in Montgomery, AL.
More about Sweet Honey: sweethoneyintherock.org