Sweet Honey in the Rock

Tiffany Skinner

The internationally acclaimed gospel- jazz group Sweet Honey in the Rock will be performing at the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center on Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

The Performance Ensemble was formed in 1973 in response to the events of the Civil Rights Movement. The majority of their music is based on equality for people of all ethnicities and sexual orientations. 

“They are amazing, there is no equal to them in jazz and gospel music. GSU is one of the first stops on the on their tour,” Stacie McDaniel the business administrator at the Performance Arts Center, said.

“The tour is in celebration of their 40th anniversary. The interesting thing about the Grammy award winning group is that all of their music is performed without instrumentation; they only use their voices and bodies,” McDaniel said.

She also said that she has been listening to their music, and one of her favorites is their version of the old gospel tune “Wade in the Water,” which is posted on the Performance Art Center website.

“I would advise GSU students and people in the Statesboro community to attend, show the content of their music is important. The Civil Rights Movement isn’t over,” McDaniel said

Although their music is about injustice, you will not think about it during the show because their voices fill and warm your soul.

Tickets are currently on sale at the Center for Performance Arts box office. GSU student tickets are $10 all season. Faculty and staff tickets are discounted at $25. Patron tickets are $28 and children are $14.