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Sweet Honey in the Rock
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Vocalists
    (1973- )
    Born in Washington, District of Columbia
    All-female a cappella gospel group
    Founded by Bernice Johnson Reagon
    Members in 2011:
    Ysaye Maria Barnwell
    Nitanju Bolade Cassell
    Arnae
    Aisha Kahlil
    Louise Robinson
    Carol Lynn Maillard
    Shirley Childress Saxton
    Recorded the albums 'Sweet Honey in the Rock' (1976), 'B'lieve I'll Run On' (1978), 'Good News' (1981), 'We All...Every One of Us' (1983), 'Feel Something Drawing Me On' (1985), 'Live at Carnegie Hall' (1989), 'All for Freedom' (1989), 'In This Land' (1992), 'Still on the Journey' (1993), 'Sacred Ground' (1996), '...Twenty-Five...' (1998), 'The Women Gather' (2003), 'Raise Your Voice' (2005) and 'Are We A Nation?' (2010)
    On their web page, they refer to themselves using singular pronouns, i.e. 'Sweet Honey invites her audiences....' (If there's six of you, you're a 'they,' not a 'she.')
    They have had twenty members over the years.
    Their songs about political and social issues can get preachy.
    They have incredibly complex harmonies and intricate rhythms.
    Reagon said, 'So many people in our audiences ask, 'Why don't you use instruments?' And I respond, 'We do use instruments -- our voices.''
    Their sixth member is a sign language interpreter and they have performed benefits for Deaf Pride.
    Michelle Obama described them as 'a national treasure' and they were invited to perform at the White House for students during Black History Month (February, 2009).

Credit: C. Fishel


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