gina Breedlove is a Medicine woman, sound healer, vocalist, composer, and grief doula from Brooklyn, New York. In 2020, gina received a Lives of Commitment award from Auburn Seminary for her many years of artistry and activism.
gina began her walk with spirit and music at age 9, singing in the choir and attending grief circles in her family’s Pentecostal church. She worked in regional theater before touring internationally with Harry Belafonte as his featured vocalist. gina created the role of Sarabi, in the original Broadway production of The Lion King, and has worked on two Spike Lee joints, Livin’ da Dream and Chi-Raq, as actor and healer on set.
gina now travels the world with her music, which she calls Folksoul, and holds a sound healing circle in every city she visits, from Kigali, Rwanda, to Atlanta, Georgia. She also offers circle and private session work online with communities from South Africa, Australia, and Africa.
gina teaches folks about the inexhaustible power of the human voice, and the medicine of intentional sound. She shares that we may use our voice to shift narratives, creating opportunities for agency and personal sovereignty.