Tuesday December 23, 2014
From The Bluegrass Situation
SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK FIGHT FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE WITH ‘SILENT NIGHT’
By: Kelly McCartney
Just in time for Christmas, Sweet Honey in the Rock, the Grammy-nominated a cappella ensemble, have released their new take on the classic Christmas carol “Silent Night.” In true Sweet Honey style, the companion video serves as a survey of recent racial injustice in the United States — including the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, among so many others, at the hands of white police officers. This year marks the group’s 40th anniversary using music to educate, entertain and agitate in the name of civil rights, social justice, and equality.
Embedded within the video is a message from the group, as a whole:
“During this very troubling and turbulent holiday season, we stand with the millions of Americans and people around the world who believe there can be no peace without justice, and that black lives and all lives matter. We send our prayers and dedicate our rendition of ‘Silent Night’ and this video to all the families and communities who are grieving over the loss of a loved one. We must continue to demand that our collective voices are heard and will not be silenced until true justice and peace prevails.”
Watch the video below and to read more click here