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Oct. 3-5, 2013

Georgia World
Congress Center

285 A Young Internat'l Blvd.

Atlanta, GA 30313  Map


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Sweet Honey in the Rock

Internationally renowned a cappella ensemble



Feature Session

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013

9:15 a.m.

Sweet Honey performing at the Fall 2013 Life@50+ National Event & Expo in Atlanta.

— Photo by Dwight Carter Photography

Sweet Honey in the Rock® is a vocal quintet that has been entertaining audiences for 40 years. The five female performers sing a cappella, selecting blues, African, jazz, gospel and R&B music. Sweet Honey was founded in 1973 at the D.C. Black Repertory Theater Company by Dr. Bernice Johnson who retired from the group in 2004. Its current line-up features returning original members Carol Maillard and Louise Robinson, joined by “long-timers” Ysaye Barnwell, Nitanju Bolade Casel and Aisha Kahlil. On-stage sign-language interpretation is provided by Shirley Childress. The group has toured from Australia to Zimbabwe, performed in the White House at the request of President Obama and established itself as an inspiring, empowering musical force worldwide.

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