Sweet Honey in the Rock

“Sweet Honey in the Rock live at Ravinia” by singitonline (CC BY-SA 2.0) https://flic.kr/p/3QECiR

African-American Vocal Ensemble • Formed 1973 • Gospel, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Folk, Rhythm & Blues

Fast Facts

  • Bernice Johnson Reagon started this acapella group in 1973 in Washington, DC. 
  • Current ensemble members include Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil, Louise Robinson, Carol Maillard, and Romeir Mendez. 
  • Carol Maillard and Lousie Robinson are original founding members of Sweet Honey in the Rock, and perform with the group currently. 
  • Primarily an acapella ensemble, in later years acoustic/electric bass player Romeir Mendez joined the ensemble.
  • Sweet Honey in the Rock has an ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter for performances:  Barbara Hunt. 
  • The group has performed at venues such as the Lincoln Center, the National Cathedral, the White House, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts, and has traveled to many countries. 
  • Sweet Honey in the Rock has won two Grammys.
  • This ensemble has released 24 albums during its 50 year career. 

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