This conversation was recorded at Auburn Seminary's December 2019 Mountaintop Gathering in Oakland, CA. The creative force of gina Breedlove is as dangerous and delightful as this earth we share. Singer, Songwriter, Sound Healer & Medicine Woman, gina was born in Brooklyn, NY. She began performing at age 15, singing back up for the incomparable Phyllis Hyman. Since, gina has toured all over the world with artists who, like herself, define and redefine genre; Harry Belafonte, Toshi Reagon, Ronny Jordan, Ani Difranco, Craig Harris, and Sekou Sundiata, to name a few. Malkia Devich-Cyril is an award winning writer and public speaker on issues of digital rights, narrative power, Black liberation and collective grief; as well as the lead founder and former Executive Director of MediaJustice — a national hub boldly advancing racial justice, rights and dignity in a digital age. After more than 10 years of organizational leadership, Devich-Cyril now serves as a Senior Fellow at Media Justice. Devich-Cyril is also a sci-fi nerd, a communications strategist, a veteran in the movement for digital rights and freedom, a leader in the movement for Black lives and the widowed spouse of comedian and editor Alana Devich-Cyril, who died following an intense two year battle with advanced cancer. Malachi Larrabee-Garza is the Founding Director of Innovative Justice Solutions (IJS). In this role, Malachi provides strategic consultation to businesses and institutions, specializing in scaling operations and impact through cross-sector collaboration. Malachi is also proud to be a 2019-2021 Rosenberg Foundation Leading Edge Fellow, building reparations based projects within the emerging cannabis economy and the governance thereof. Editing by Wazi Maret and David Beasley. Production by Dan Greenman and Nora Rasman. Transcription help from Kolenge Fonge. Learn more, find transcript and more episodes at https://auburnseminary.org/fortification/.
The creative force of gina Breedlove is as dangerous and delightful as this earth we share. Singer, Songwriter, Sound Healer & Medicine Woman, gina was born in Brooklyn, NY. She began performing at age 15, singing back up for the incomparable Phyllis Hyman. Since, gina has toured all over the world with artists who, like herself, define and redefine genre; Harry Belafonte, Toshi Reagon, Ronny Jordan, Ani Difranco, Craig Harris, and Sekou Sundiata, to name a few. This episode discusses themes of sexual assault and violence. Please take care of yourself. Editing by Wazi Maret and David Beasley. Production by Dan Greenman and Nora Rasman. Transcription help from Kolenge Fonge. Learn more, find transcript and more episodes at https://auburnseminary.org/fortification/.
10. How Gina Breedlove Uses Song + Sound to Soothe the Soul
Black Girl Mystic
Medicine woman gina Breedlove is a vocalist, composer, & sound healer from Brooklyn, NY. She is an abolitionist for the lost parts of the self; a grief doula who uses sound and ritual to release stagnant energy, creating opportunity for embodiment and soul retrieval. Gina tours the world with her music she calls folksoul, holding sound healing circles in every city she visits. From Rwanda to the Bay area, gina guides folk into deeper knowing of the power of the human voice, and the inexhaustible presence that is Grace. "If we lived in a different time, my dwelling would be at the edge of the village, folk would bring me offerings in exchange for my medicine. I am still inside of the before time. I am a traditional healer, seer, guide."— Grace as channeled through gina During this conversation Gina shares her wisdom on:. How she discovered the healing gift of sound at 6 years old. What is sound healing + how she became a sound healing medicine woman. The glorious liberatory gifts of grieving so that you can be healthy + THRIVE. How she channels Grace to cut through illusions of oppression. And so much more! Find gina online: www.vibrationofgrace.com www.ginaBreedlove.com If you loved this episode, send me a DM on Instagram at @lerinalta with your favorite parts of the conversation because I’d love to hear from you! Contribute to Black Girl Mystic Podcast Portal: Patreon — Become a monthly patron + join the Black Girl Mystic Inner Circle starting at just $1/month! patreon.com/blackgirlmystic. PayPal — Make a one-time donation paypal.me/blackgirlmystic, Venmo: lerin-alta Connect on the socials: Join The Modern Mystic Movement for Revolutionary Leaders — facebook.com/groups/modernmysticmovement IG — instagram.com/lerinalta #blackgirlmystic Please subscribe, rate + leave a 5-star review 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 if you enjoy the show!
gina Breedlove in the Basement with JaVonne & Terez
Note: This Broadcast is licensed via Live 365 and covers listeners in the USA (through SoundExchange, ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC) In Canada through (SOCAN and Re-Sound) and the UK through ( PPL and PRS for Music)Medicine woman gina Breedlove is vocalist, composer, actor, & sound healer from Brooklyn, Ny.gina began her walk with spirit & music when she was 9 yrs old, singing in her family's Pentecostal meets Holy Roller baptistchurch. gina went on to tourinternationally with Harry Belafonte as his featured vocalist, & created the role of "Sarabi", for the Broadway production of "The Lion King".She has worked on 2 spike lee joints, as an actor & sound healer, holding grief circles with mothers who have lost children to gun violencein Chicago. Presently. gina tours the world with her music that she calls, folksoul, holding sound healing circles in every city she visits, teachingcommunity about the potent power of Sound, and how your voice may be used as medicine for your mind, body, & spirit.Recently, gina received the Lives of Commitment award from the multi faith social justice organization Auburn Seminary, and is a 2020 co hortof The Sojourner Truth Leadership Circle. gina has recorded 2 CDs, "Open Heart", & "Language of Light", both available through itunes, pandora, sound cloud-ginaBreedlove.com
gina talks about the grief work that she currently does as being rooted in her people's histories of keening and wailing/as a way to move grief...grief being sometimes distant, sometimes intimate, and sometimes lineages old. gina says sound has helped her turn, dive into and surrender to the waves of grief - feeling it - as a way to release it. gina says, "I am deeply and profoundly interested in your freedom." With that in mind, she asks herself what is the sound that will set you free, what is the sound that will bring you back to yourself, your body and the absolute miracle of the cells in your blood/and what runs through that. gina says that all the work that she does is ritual. If you have ever experienced gina's Work, you know the truth of that. Medicine woman gina Breedlove is a sound healing vocalist, composer, actor, & abolitionist from Brooklyn, NY. gina began her walk with spirit and music when she was 15 yrs old, singing behind the incomparable Phyllis Hyman, and then went on to tour with legendary artist and activist, Harry Belafonte. She created the role of "Sarabi", in The Lion King on B'way, and has appeared in 2 Spike Lee Joints; "Livin Da Dream", & "Chi-Raq", as an actor, and working on set as a Healer. gina tours the world with her music that she calls "folksoul", holding sound healing circles in every city she visits. She shares, "sound is the medicine that you walk with, and can bring you to presence in an instant" In Goddess culture gina Breedlove is a vocal priestess, think Dianne Reeves & Minnie Riperton having a prayer circle, you will leave lifted. More about gina and all dem Guests at: https://www.whoyopeopleis.com/season-2 Check out gina's websites at: http://ginaBreedlove.com http://vibrationofGrace.com