SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK: CELEBRATING THE HOLYDAYS at NJPAC

Sweet_Honey_718X370Saturday, December 20th at 7:30 PM at Prudential Hall at NJ PAC

In celebration of Kwanzaa, the revered African-­American a cappella women’s ensemble performs blues, jazz, gospel and R&B, with excursions into symphonic and dance theater. Sweet Honey in the Rock has enjoyed a 40 ­year career of musical and activist achievements and worldwide tours, from the U.K. to the U.N.

Formed by Bernice Johnson Reagon as a quartet, the group has been the subject of two PBS documentaries, recorded film soundtracks and was Grammy-­nominated for several children’s albums. Sweet Honey in the Rock’s latest CD set, A Tribute – Live! Jazz at Lincoln Center, pays homage to some of the great female African-American vocalists whose songs helped shape the group, including Abbey Lincoln, Odetta, Miriam Makeba and Nina Simone.

The current lineup is composed of Louise Robinson, Carol Maillard, Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil and Shirley Childress (American Sign Language).

TICKETS or visit NJPAC.ORG

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