Are We Yet Somehow Alive? World Premiere - Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral (4/25/24)


Thursday, April 25th, 2024


7:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral

Ruth Naomi Floyd

Penn Live Arts and The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral present the world premiere of Are We Yet Somehow Alive? Thursday, April 25, 2024, 7:30 pm

Event Location: Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral


Vocalist and Composer Ruth Naomi Floyd makes her Penn Live Arts debut in Are We Yet Somehow Alive?, a major new work that pairs jazz, blues, and gospel with fine art projections to share compelling first-person accounts from enslaved Africans in America. At the intersection of despair, endurance, and resistance, these narratives explore what it means to be human amidst the struggle for liberation and dehumanization. Praised for her distinctive sound and progressive jazz ensembles, Floyd uses her soaring mezzo-soprano voice to shine light and find defiant joy in our experience.