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Thursday October 06, 2011

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Vocals Flow From Sweet Honey In The Rock
By: Katie Foran-McHale

It’s a sound that’s smoother than butter and sweeter than … well, honey.

The Grammy-award winning a cappella group Sweet Honey in the Rock — the all-women, African-American vocal ensemble that blends styles from gospel to jazz to Motown, from Miles Davis to Jimi Hendrix — returns to Madison and plays the Wisconsin Union Theater on Friday, Oct. 7.

“We all have experience with the music of the ’60s,” Sweet Honey in the Rock member Carol Maillard said. “That range of music is embedded in us.”

For Friday’s show, “there will be some songs that people have never heard, and some songs they’ll be familiar with,” Maillard said. “Hopefully they’ll sing along, and enjoy the music as much as they did the last time we were there.”

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