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Thursday December 06, 2012

From The Seattle Times

At the Triple Door: Sweet Honey, sweet harmony
By: Misha Berson

Sweet Honey in the Rock began their set at the Triple Door by summoning ancestral spirits with a whoosh, an exhalation, an exultation.

The song was “Breaths.” And for nearly 40 years, this unique a capella vocal ensemble has seamlessly blended voice and breath to transport listeners with universal songs and chants from deep in the African-American (and African) tradition. Tradition, improvisation, political expression — that’s the Sweet Honey tonic for what ails the world.

It has been a while since Sweet Honey played Seattle. And their current gig (which ends with two shows on Wednesday night) is probably way too brief to satisfy their many fans in the area.

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