Sacred Music from Sweet Honey in the Rock

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Sweet Honey in the Rock are, from left to right, top row: Aisha Kahlil, Shirley Childress Saxton, Louise Robinson; middle row: Carol Maillard, ArnaƩ, Nitanju Bolade Casel; front: Ysaye Maria Barnwell. Dwight Carter Studios hide caption

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Sweet Honey in the Rock are, from left to right, top row: Aisha Kahlil, Shirley Childress Saxton, Louise Robinson; middle row: Carol Maillard, ArnaƩ, Nitanju Bolade Casel; front: Ysaye Maria Barnwell.

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Sweet Honey in the Rock is an Grammy Award-winning ensemble of six African American women. Their vocal sound is rooted in the music of the Black American church, and includes elements of the blues and jazz — plus a healthy dose of social commentary grounded in their experiences during the civil rights movement.

In NPR's Studio 4A, and from a recent concert at Boston's Symphony Hall, Sweet Honey sings J.B.F. Wright's "Precious Memories," Bernice Johnson Reagon's "Come Unto Me" and "Down the Road."

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