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African-American Sacred Music

by Ruth Naomi Floyd

Ruth Naomi Floyd explains the history, meaning and significance of African-American sacred music and blues.



Ruth Naomi Floyd is a gifted singer/song writer who has been creating vocal jazz settings that express Christian theology for almost 20 years. Blessed with a soaring mezzo-soprano voice, critics have praised Ms. Floyd for her “superb dynamic control, flexibility and faultless diction, but also for her most important asset: an unmistakable emotional integrity that conveys her music’s power to even the most recalcitrant non-believer.” Ruth Naomi Floyd leads her own multi-faceted ensemble and her recordings consist primarily of original compositions.

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