“Sweet Honey in the Rock: Raise Your Voice!” Screening 

Saturday, December 5 at 6pm

One of our Advent themes this year is to “fill the night with music and light” in this strange Advent season. One event we will have to connect is an all-ages Zoom screening of this documentary which is itself filled with music! We will be able to text-chat during the movie (if you would like to!) so we can truly “watch” together and share our impressions. Also, this film lifts up the theme of racial justice which has been a particularly important focus this year at CCSM. Here is a description:

The 1.5 hour film chronicles the history, music, and cultural impact of Sweet Honey in the Rock, a Grammy Award-winning African American female a cappella group with musical roots combining jazz, blues and sacred songs of the black church such as spirituals, hymns, and gospel. The documentary uses concert footage and rehearsals, archival stills, and reflections by ensemble members, as well as interviews with scholars and cultural commentators. It is intended to introduce the viewer to the group’s performance style and activism, and “the organization’s significance as a national institution.”