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Sweet Honey In The Rock
Experience 101

Song NameComposer
4 U 2 Know As U GrowCarol Maillard
Education the KeyLouise Robinson
When I Grow UpAisha Kahlil
All I Have to DoCarol Maillard
Do What the Spirit Say DoYsaye Barnwell
Right NowArnae Batson / Ruby Alicia Batson / Mark Batson
TrustCarol Maillard
In the Middle of the NightNitanju Bolade Casel
Chinese ProverbSharon Durant
The Soul of NatureAisha Kahlil
Indaba: We Believe in YouYsaye Barnwell
Member of the World CommunityNitanju Bolade Casel
Dog, DogBevel / LaFayette
I Like It That WayLouise Robinson
Me is WeArnae Batson / Mark Batson
The Best MedicineYsaye Barnwell
GratitudeNitanju Bolade Casel
4 U 2 Know As U GrowNitanju Bolade Casel

Produced by Nitanju Bolade Casel

Sweet Honey in the Rock, the award-winning female African American ensemble, releases their first recording since Dr. Reagon's retirement and is the group's fourth CD for children. The CD's colorful packaging - an eyecatching digipack and a 16-page booklet in the style of a school composition notebook - contributes to the theme of learning through music. Children from the ages of 9 to 12 pose questions about the mysteries of the adult world in print, and the members of Sweet Honey (six vocalists at the time of this recording, now five, not counting their onstage sign language interpreter) respond with songs of about peaceful coexistence, the virtues of education, the nurturing support and reassurance of parents and elders, following one's moral and spiritual compass, and working to better the surrounding world. Emphasizing the group's roots in African culture, the songs are matched up in print to Adinkra symbols used in Ghana, West Africa, to indicate wisdom, strength, unity, good fortune, harmony and other emotions crucial to leading a meaningful life. The sound of Sweet Honey is almost intoxicating, as they deploy their voices in myriad combinations and styles - call-and-response, scatting, percolating percussive effects, waterfalls of harmonies and counterpoints, rounds, spoken rap-like segments, and just about every other pleasing way the human voice can be utilized.

Item code: 9914C | 1 CD | $16.95 add item to cart
World | A Cappella | Female