Gospel trio Inspired Catholic Voices, L-R: Leona Powers, Luana Striplin, and Leila Bellow. Photo by Babatunde Harrison.
By David Scott
The Bay Area Gospel trio Inspired Catholic Voices – Leona Powers, Luana Striplin, and Leila Bellow – recently won the Best Female Group of the Year Award and Best CD Project of the Year for their album, “Praise Him Forever” at the Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards in Houston, Texas.
The singers met at Saint Bernard Catholic Church in Oakland 15 years ago.
“We like to bless people with a song and inspiration,” said Bellow.
“We hope Pope Francis’ voice will inspire the world,” said Bellow.
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