Sweet Honey in the Rock coming to WFU

Sweet Honey in the Rock coming to WFU
September 25
00:00 2014
(pictured above: Sweet Honey in the Rock)

Sweet Honey in the Rock will perform at Wake Forest University’s Wait Chapel on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $26 for adults, $21 for non-Wake Forest students and senior citizens and $5 for children. Admission is free for Wake Forest students, faculty and staff. UNCSA, Salem College and WSSU students are eligible for discounted tickets.

Sweet Honey in the Rock is rooted in a deeply held commitment to create music out of the rich textures of African American legacy and traditions.

This Grammy Award-nominated group 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 improvisation. Sweet Honey’s collective voice, occasionally accompanied by hand percussion instruments, produces a sound filled with soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms. Next year will mark the group’s 40th anniversary.

The concert is part of the school’s Secrest Artists Series, which was endowed in 1987 by Marion Secrest, a local performing arts patron, in honor of her deceased husband, Willis Secrest. The mission statement of the series states that the best of the established artists in performing arts and the most promising of the new artists will appear without admission charge to the students, faculty and staff of Wake Forest University.

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