The 21st Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival will conclude with the soulful harmonies and rhythms of the Grammyaward winning Sweet Honey In The Rock® at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 at First African Baptist Church on Franklin Square. While the performance is free and open to the public, an open-seating ticket will be required for admission. Free tickets will be available at the Savannah Civic Center Box Office and Lester’s Florist on Feb. 17.
What began 37 years ago as a vocal workshop quartet at the D.C. Black Repertory Theater Company is today an internationallyrenowned a cappella ensemble of six African-American women. The group includes a professional American Sign Language interpreter for deaf and hearingimpaired individuals. From Psalm 81:16 comes the promise to a people of being fed by honey out of the rock. Honey – an ancient substance, sweet and nurturing. Rock – an elemental strength, enduring the winds of time. The metaphor of sweet honey in the rock captures completely these African-American women whose repertoire is steeped in the sacred music of the Black church, the clarion calls of the civil rights movement and songs of the struggle for justice everywhere.
At the invitation of First Lady Michelle Obama, Sweet Honey performed last year at the White House in celebration of African- American History Month.
For more info, visit www.savannahblackheritagefestival. com