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Tuesday December 10, 2013

From Sweet Honey In The Rock

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK INVITED TO PERFORM FOR NATIONAL MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR NELSON MANDELA AT THE WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHREDRAL, DECEMBER 11TH

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK has been invited by the South African Embassy to be a featured performer at the National Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela. The South African Embassy in partnership with the Washington National Cathedral will honor the life of Nelson Mandela and hold the United States national memorial service on Wednesday, December 11, at 11 am EST. Vice President Joe Biden and the Presiding Bishop & Primate of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, will attend, as will many other elected representatives. Sweet Honey’s line up with comprise Louise Robinson, Carol Maillard, Nitanju Bolade Casel, Shirley Childress, (ASL Interpreter) and guest vocalists Tulani Kinard (a former member of Sweet Honey) and Navasha Daya Hill. As it does during times of national celebration and loss, the Cathedral offers a sacred place to mourn the loss of this international leader in the fight for equality and human rights. A voice for justice domestically and around the world, the Cathedral stands with South Africans in mourning their loss and remembering the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.