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Wednesday, August 3, 2005

Featuring live
The Robert Cray Band
          The Fabulous Thunderbirds
               Honey Boy Edwards

  Film Feature
       Sweet Honey in the Rock: Raise Your Voice

Sweet Honey In The Rock's 30th anniversary year (2003) is the subject of a new film produced and directed by independent filmmaker Stanley Nelson, recent recipient of a Macarthur Fellowship Award ‘genius grant.’ The film chronicles the history of the group with concert footage, interviews and photographs. The project follows the group through the year. .

Raise Your Voice explores Sweet Honey In The Rock's roots, celebrates its music and effectively captures the tremendous energy unleashed on stage and the emotional interplay between Sweet Honey and its hand-clapping, arm-waving audiences, which group member Carol Maillard calls a "circle of communication." Through behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage, the film also offers an acute understanding of the hard work that goes into honing this distinctive sound.


PHOTOS © 2005 The Reel Blues Fest, Inc. / Photo Credit: Barry M. Miller

Barry M. Miller photographer's work can be found at: &

The Reel Blues Fest, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping musicians receive access to medical care and to supporting the work of independent filmmakers. Proceeds from this year's summer event will be distributed to eligible 501 (C) (3) organizations pursuant to the guidelines established by The Reel Blues Fest, Inc.

For more information call 508-495-FILM
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