SOUTH MIAMI-DADE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER PRESENTS THE GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING, FEMALE SINGING GROUP, SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK® ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 26
SPECIAL PRE-SHOW RECEPTION HOSTED BY SHIREEN SANDOVAL AND TRINA ROBINSON
TO BENEFIT DRESS FOR SUCCESS MIAMI
(MIAMI, December 21, 2012) – SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK, the internationally-renowned, all female, Grammy Award-winning, a cappella singing group will perform for one evening at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, January 26 at 8pm. Tickets range from $10 - $35. A select number of $5 Cultureshockmiami.com tickets are available for ages 13-22. Buy tickets online at www.smdcac.org or call the Box Office at 786-573-5300. Culture Shock tickets are available at www.cultureshockmiami.com. The Center is located at 10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay. FREE Parking is available.
The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is proud to partner with Dress for Success Miami (DFS Miami) for a pre-show reception at 6pm with cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres and the presentation of special awards to the members of the PWG (Professionals Women’s Group) Hosts Shireen Sandoval and Trina Robinson will officially give way to this unique evening. VIP tickets are $65 and includes a ticket to the show. A percentage of VIP ticket sales will benefit DFS Miami.
SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK possesses a stunning vocal prowess that captures the complex sounds of blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, hip hop, ancient lullabies and jazz. The performance includes an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter.
SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK Artist Biography
Founded by Bernice Johnson Reagon in 1973 (with Mie, Carol Maillard and Louise Robinson) at the D.C. Black Repertory Theater Company, SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK, internationally renowned a cappella ensemble, has been a vital and innovative presence in the music culture of Washington, D.C., and in communities of conscience around the world.
From Psalm 81:16 comes the promise to a people of being fed by honey out of the rock. Honey – an ancient substance, sweet and nurturing. Rock – an elemental strength, enduring the winds of time. The metaphor of SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK captures completely these African American women whose repertoire is steeped in the sacred music of the Black church, the clarion calls of the civil rights movement, and songs of the struggle for justice everywhere.
Rooted in a deeply held commitment to create music out of the rich textures of African American legacy and traditions, SWEET HONEY’S collective voice, occasionally accompanied by hand percussion instruments, produces a sound filled with soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms.
In the best and in the hardest of times, SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK has come in song to communities across the U.S., and around the world raising her voice in hope, love, justice, peace, and resistance. Sweet Honey invites her audiences to open their minds and hearts and think about who we are and how we treat each other, our fellow creatures who share this planet, and of course, the planet itself.
SWEET HONEY’S 20th CD release, Experience…101 was a 2008 Grammy Award nominee. The excitement continued as SWEET HONEY was asked to compose new material in celebration of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater’s 50th anniversary. Together, these two artistic treasures of the African American experience performed this once-in-a-lifetime collaboration throughout the United States. The music for the collaboration was released on a CD entitled GO IN GRACE.
In 2009 SWEET HONEY was honored to accept an invitation from President and Mrs. Barack Obama to give a concert at the White House on Feb. 18, 2009.
2010 saw the release of a single CD and video in response to Arizona Law SB-1070, and the creation of a Tribute Concert - REMEMBERING NINA, ODETTA AND MIRIAM MAKEBA.
In 2011-2012 SWEET HONEY celebrated her 38th birthday.
Washington residents were treated to a performance of the Tribute Concert on October 22, 2011 and in April 2012, the premiere of a new work - AFFIRMATIONS - in performance with the National Symphony.