Once again, WMSE is teaming up with Alverno Presents to back music that is inspiring and memorable. This Saturday, October 8th Sweet Honey in the Rock visits Alverno’s Pitman Theatre for a performance that will span the three-decades strong career of the group now comprised of Ysaye Maria Barnwell, Nitanju Bolade Casel, AIsha Kahlil, Carol Maillard, Louise Robinson and American Sign Language Interpreter Shirley Childress Saxton. The Washington D.C. group’s five-part harmonies are a testament to their musicianship and their contribution to gospel music has been broad in scope, touching both young and adult audiences, alike, with topics that run deep into the members strong beliefs. Their latest 2010 release, Are We A Nation?, is one of their strongest, yet.
Sweet Honey in the Rock performs at Alverno’s Pitman Theatre at 8 p.m.