The This past Thursday, I attended a performance at my university’s theater in order to complete an assignment. At first, I was mildly curious about the actual group performing but more focused on how I would complete the assignment successfully. By the end of the show, my outlook on the performance had drastically changed. Whereas I was a smidge excited, I left the theater uplifted, emotionally cleansed and reminded of the things that matter most.
Before attending the performance, I had not ever heard of the ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock. It seems like a crime to me now to know they would visit my hometown and I had no idea. Sweet Honey in the Rock has been around for a long time. Dating back to 1973, this ensemble has visited cities across the nation (and some international locations) spreading the love and hope their music exudes for all to enjoy. The ensemble is an a capella group, rooted in African American culture with songs concerning the ideas of freedom, love, and protection of the earth and of each other. They perform original songs and covers of popular songs. Here is why you need to attend a performance whenever possible.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE | WASHINGTON, DC
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become charter members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution. (Website).