*Internationally renowned a cappella ensemble and activists, Sweet Honey in the Rock has announced they are to proceed with scheduled engagements in Goldsboro at the Paramount Theatre, May 13th, and High Point Theatre, May 14th, in North Carolina.
They will protest in song to express their opposition to the passage of the HB2 anti-transgender (so-called “bathroom law”) that has embroiled North Carolina in a national controversy.
In their official announcement, the group stated, “Sweet Honey In The Rock has always stood for justice, freedom, dignity, and basic human rights for all people, regardless of race, religion, age, ability, economic status, political affiliation, national origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation, and our diverse audiences reflect these principles.
Sweet Honey in the Rock
In 2010, we joined many other artists in the boycott against the unjust policy in Arizona (SB 1070) by declining to perform, however, we were constantly reminded by those in the struggle that they needed our voices for support.”
“Although we do not endorse the recent passing of the unjust HB2 anti-transgender law in North Carolina, we will honor our prior commitments (Goldsboro, May 13; High Point, May 14) to offer music which will uplift and inspire all those who believe it is imperative to stand together against injustice.”
“We who believe in freedom cannot rest” – Sweet Honey in the Rock
Sweet Honey in the Rock is an all-woman, African-American a cappella ensemble. They are an American Grammy Award–winning (and many times nominated) troupe who express their history as African-American women through song, dance, and sign language. Originally a four-person ensemble, the group have expanded to five-part harmonies, with a sixth member acting as a sign-language interpreter. Although the members have changed over three decades, the group continues to sing and perform worldwide.