Sweet Honey bid farewell to one of its’ most tenured and revered member’s Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell in 20123. She officially exited the group the at end of May to pursue several of her own career endeavors.

“I have loved and deeply appreciated being a part of and contributing to the ensemble and legacy of Sweet Honey over the past 34 years,” stated Barnwell.

2008 - Sweet Honey at the Grammys
“The women of Sweet Honey will be my sisters forever, but I’ve felt a sense of calling to devote more of my personal and professional time to other projects that I’m very passionate about and have been nurturing for some time.”