Ruth Naomi Floyd is a remarkably talented person: a powerful jazz singer, steeped in her African American heritage and jazz's roots in the Spirituals and Blues; a portrait photographer; a teacher; a worker amongst those living with HIV/AIDS, in her home town of Philadelphia and in Kenya.
Our conversation ranged widely over everything from Malcolm X to Queen Victoria, Calvary to Kenya, Job to joy.
Podcast includes a few musical excerpts taken from her albums:
- Walk & Not Be Faint (1999)
- Fan into Flame (2002)
- Root to the Fruit (2006)
Further details on www.contourrecords.com