“In Goddess Culture gina Breedlove is a vocal priestess, leaving her privileged audience the recipients of her pure spirit and deep vocal well” - holly Near
The creative force of gina Breedlove is as dangerous and delightful as this earth we share. folksoul is the signature sound of this Singer, Songwriter, Sound Healer and Medicine Woman. gina has graced stages nationally & internationally, working with artists who like herself, defy and redefine genre. A coalescence of rhythm and blues with storytelling cadences of folk and gospel, gina’s folksoul is music that seeps into your being while the message of love and possibility inspires and lifts your spirit.
Singing backup for the sumptuous talent of Phyllis Hyman at the tender age of 15 prepared gina for subsequent stints with Harry Belafonte’, Sekou Sundiata, Ronny Jordan, Craig Harris, Toshi Reagon, Bernice Johnson Reagon, & Ani Difranco to name a few.
gina began touring as a solo artist in 2010, with her CD “Open Heart”, produced by Toshi Reagan. gina’s 2nd CD “Language of Light” was released in 2013, to critical acclaim. Her songs “Breathe” & “Language of Light” are favorites at the Centers for Spiritual Living across the United States.
An extensive background in theatre as well, she originated the role of ‘Sarabi’ in the Broadway production of “The Lion King”, and has performed in many regional Theater productions.
Most recently, gina worked on 2 Spike Lee films; “Living Da Dream”, & “Chi-Raq”, as an actor and Sound Healer. gina held Sound Healing circles with the cast, and with the Chicago based support group “Purpose over Pain”, mothers who have lost children to gun violence.
With folksoul, gina Breedlove has invented a delectable mélange, a contemporary sound with classic orchestration and an irresistible groove. It is indeed the medicine many of us have been waiting for. It is music that celebrates the love we grow in hard places, and represents a courageous kind of beauty, that essential antidote to what ails us.
Simply put, we need this.
“gina’s voice is sheer revelry and her beauty captures your heart and mind” - jazz times