Desert Foothills United Methodist Church is hosting the amazing Ysaye Barnwell, former singer in the group, Sweet Honey in the Rock on Friday, September 8 from 7-8:30 PM. She will be leading a community singing experience that evening. During her time on Arizona, Barnwell will present public sing sessions and lectures on her research and creative work and community building through music, as well as engage in conversations with students in ASU courses. Click her to learn more about her schedule. Many of the events are free.
Barnell is a commissioned composer, arranger, author, actress, and former member of the internationally acclaimed African-American female a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock. Trained as a violinist for 15 years beginning at the age of two and a half, she holds degrees in speech pathology (BS, MSEd), cranio-facial studies (PhD), and public health (MSPH).