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Music by Sweet Honey in the Rock

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Creator:
Sweet Honey in the Rock (Musical group)
Subject:
Sweet Honey in the Rock (Musical group)
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
2 cartridge 1/4 inch audio recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Sound recordings
Music
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1994
Notes:
Title created by ACMA staff based on transcription from physical asset and contents of recording.
Sweet Honey in the Rock - an all-woman, African-American a cappella ensemble - was founded in 1973 by Bernice Johnson Reagon. Their musical style includes Gospel music, spirituals and hymns of the African American church. The ensemble composes much of their own music. Their music is rooted in African American history and culture, and addresses topics including motherhood, spirituality, freedom, civil rights, domestic violence, immigration issues, and racism.
The exhibition - Still on the Journey: Photographs from the First 20 Years of "Sweet Honey in the Rock" - presented photographs and personal objects documenting the twenty year history of Sweet Honey in the Rock, the Washington, D.C.-based singing group. Held in the Community Gallery at the Anacostia Museum from January 15, 1994 - March 20, 1994.
Summary:
Musical montage, or sampling of songs, by the all-woman, African-American a cappella ensemble - Sweet Honey in the Rock. The selection of songs includes Denko, Wade in the Water, and (Women Should Be) A Priority. The music addresses spirituality, race, women, civil rights, and freedom.
Music. AV003329 and AV003337: same content. Dated 19940110.
Cite as:
Music by Sweet Honey in the Rock, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Women
African American women
African American singers
Singers
Spirituals (Songs)
Gospel music
Local number:
ACMA AV003329
ACMA AV003337
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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