Grammy-nominated and globally renowned a cappella ensemble SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK continues to cultivate, evolve, and add memorable moments to their indelible legacy as activists and artists. They have stayed true to their mission – to educate, entertain, and empower their audience and community through the dynamic vehicles of a cappella singing and American Sign Language interpretation.
In January 2016 they released their first album principally comprised of original songs, #LoveInEvolution, which was critically acclaimed and featured their collective voices and prowess as stunning vocalists and compelling songwriters. Touching on the culturally complex relevance of our times — social justice, human and civil rights — the album also integrated many of the complex sounds of African-American musical genres, such as blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, hip-hop, ancient lullabies, and jazz improvisation, all of which have contributed to Sweet Honey’s core and patented style.
They continue to stretch their artistic boundaries as live performers to produce a sound filled with soulful four-part harmonies and intricate rhythms accompanied by hand-percussion instruments and bass (acoustic, upright, and electric).