Sweet Honey in the Rock Brings Delicious Harmonies to RIT, Nov. 2




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Sweet Honey in the Rock, a Grammy-nominated a cappella women’s group, will harmonize their way to Rochester Institute of Technology, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. in Clark Gymnasium.

With a mix of contemporary commentary, personal revelation and historical exploration, Sweet Honey is guaranteed to deliver an evening that is brash, beautiful and bold.

Sweet Honey in the Rock, a six-woman group, originally formed in 1973. Since then, 22 women have held a place in the group. Sweet Honey in the Rock is presented by ICM Artists.

In songs that range from gritty jazz and traditional gospel to tribal chants and modern hip-hop, the six women sing of their lives and the lives of countless African-American women and men who have gone before them.

They perform a soulful and uplifting collection of material that includes 16 albums of original compositions interspersed with traditional African-American spirituals and Caribbean numbers. Still the Same Me, their latest release, was nominated for a Grammy Award.

Sweet Honey in the Rock also brings its own sign-language interpreter, Shirley Childress Saxton, who joined the group in 1980. A veteran professional sign-language interpreter, she learned American Sign Language from her deaf parents.

The show is sponsored by RIT’s North Star Center and the Center for Campus Life and co-sponsored by the office of the Assistant Provost for Diversity and the RIT Women’s Center.

Tickets—-available at the candy counter and game room in the Student Alumni Union-are $15 for the public. Tickets can be purchased with a Visa or MasterCard, by phone, until noon, Nov. 1. Call the game room at 475-2239 for credit-card purchases. Tickets available at the door, pending availability.