Their voices are at once beautifully honeyed and fervently strong, their music steeped in the rich textures of African American traditions with clarion calls of the civil rights movement ringing through. In celebration of their history as black women, Sweet Honey in the Rock bring together elements from blues, gospel, rap, reggae, hip hop, jazz and ancient lullabies to create an arresting performance of music, dance and sign-language that won’t fail to inspire you.
They return to the Barbican for their first UK show in eight years.
If you like this kind of project how about taking part in Big Sing?
A vocal project produced by Serious and led by renowned choir director and performer Audrey Mattis. Big Sing is the opportunity to join a pop-up gospel choir. Two full days of workshops, a quick rehearsal, then perform on the prestigious Barbican FreeStage before Sweet Honey in the Rock on 23 March. Find out more...
FreeStage will start at 6.30pm
'This is a group who manage to be both thoughtful and good fun, constantly switching from upbeat gospel and soul to R&B, with a delicate jazz-tinged treatment of the old spiritual Motherless Child, or an unexpectedly urgent treatment of Bob Marley’s Redemption Song' Guardian
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