Sweet Honey in the Rock, hot off single "Are We A Nation", heats up fall with encore role in Alvin Ailey's Dance Theater's 50th Anniversary Tribute to classic "Revelations".
Grammy Award-Winning a cappella ensemble also have new CD releases online, "Go In Grace" and contribute to "Healthy Food for Thought: Good Enough to Eat!" children's family compilation CD to promote healthy food in school.
Grammy Award-winning a cappella vocal ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock, whose thought-provoking summer single/video "Are We Nation," stirred up the national debate on the controversial SB-1070 Immigration Law that was enacted in Arizona, will heat up the fall with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater when it celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Ailey’s timeless, classic and spiritual dance piece, "Revelations." The series of commemorative performance events are scheduled at the New York City Center from December 1, 2010 January 2, 2011.
Legendary Alvin Ailey Artistic Director Judith Jamison will have the conductor’s baton dancing while directing Sweet Honey In The Rock, a full choir, and a ballet cast of 50 dancers, who will be performing "Revelations" for the first time ever. Sweet Honey In The Rock will bring their soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms to "Revelations," at the December 1st Opening Night Gala and New Year’s Eve performances.
"Revelations" marks the second collaboration between Sweet Honey In The Rock and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. In 2008, Sweet Honey In The Rock were featured guest performers in an original piece entitled, "Go In Grace," which was a highlight of Alvin Ailey’s 50th Anniversary national dance tour. Sweet Honey In The Rock composed and performed the music for the mini-musical, which was directed and choreographed with dancers by Ailey protégé Hope Boykin. Sweet Honey In The Rock appeared in the anniversary production’s run at the New York City Center in December 2008, and in selected cities through early 2009. The "Go In Grace," soundtrack was released independently by the group’s own record label, She-Rocks 5, Inc., and is now available on CDbaby.com.
In addition, Sweet Honey In The Rock contributed their song, "I Like It That Way," to the recently released compilation CD, "Healthy Food For Thought: Good Enough To Eat." Sweet Honey member Nitanju Bolade Casel individually penned a spoken word poem, "If I Really Am What I Eat," which is also featured the CD. The double CD compilation fuses 60 music and spoken word tracks, and special guest appearances by Julian Lennon, Russell Simmons, Moby, Bill Harley, Michael O’Keefe, and Tom Chapin, among many others. In keeping with the nation’s initiatives regarding nutrition and childhood obesity awareness, all profits from the project are being donated to the New York Coalition for Healthy School Food. The CD can be purchased on CDbaby.com and iTunes.
Sweet Honey In The Rock’s single, "Are We A Nation," is also available on CDbaby.com and iTunes, and the video can be seen on www.youtube.com.
The group has also joined forces for the second consecutive year with the 9th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days initiative. During the month of October, thousands of artist’s around the world will use the power of music to reaffirm their commitment to tolerance and "Harmony for Humanity." For more information, please go to www.danielpearlmusicdays.org.
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