The old Spirituals can stimulate listeners to alter society one person at a time…
‘Sweet Honey In The Rock’ are an ensemble rooted in African American culture. Respected globally, they educate, entertain and empower audiences through the dynamic a cappella singing. American Sign Language interpretation is offered for the deaf and hard of hearing. Their audience includes people of all ages, social backgrounds, political persuasions, religions and sexual preferences.
These three-time Grammy award winners, were founded by Bernice Johnson Reagon in 1973. The name of the group was derived from Psalm 81.16 which tells of a land so rich that when rocks were cracked open, honey flowed out. Their powerful messages are proclaimed through a broad catalogue. They focus on various injustices, including congressional greed, racial and women’s issues.
This performance gives a good taster of their music. It is a poignant piece, ‘Sometimes I feel like a motherless child’.