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Aisha Kahlil
Instruments Voice
Associated acts Sweet Honey in the Rock

Aisha Kahlil has been a member of the African American a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock since 1981.[1] Her performances of “See See Rider” and “Fulani Chant” earned her the title of “Best Soloist” in 1994 from the Contemporary A Cappella Society of America (CASA). “Fulani Chant” was also included on the soundtracks of Down in the Delta (1998) and a film produced by the Breast Cancer Fund titled Climb Against the Odds (1999).

Kahlil is an experienced jazz performer and a master teacher of voice and dance. She has taught at the Institute for Contemporary Dance, Leslie College, Dance Works, Dance Place, Joy of Motion, and the Levine School of Music.

Kahlil is a co-director of First World Productions, a cultural and educational performance arts organization. She made a debut acting appearance in the 1998 film Beloved.


  1. ^ Dunning, Jennifer (1983-12-02). "Pop/Jazz; Sweet Honey in the Rock, A Celebration at Town Hall". New York Times. "Three of the present members ... joined in the 1970's, and the group was completed by Aisha Kahlil in 1981."  

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