Connect with us


Sam & Ruby: Unique Pairing, Magical Music



Sam & Ruby mainRuby Amanfu from Ghana
Sam Brooker from Wisconsin
Together they are musical duo, Sam & Ruby.
As the story goes, they met through a mutual friend in 1999, became friends but didn’t make music together until Ruby was writing a song to pitch for the soundtrack of the movie – “The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood”. She needed someone to help her finish the song – she asked Sam and their musical partnership was born.
Before then Ruby had briefly studied at Berklee College of Music and tried to break into the industry as a solo artiste while Sam worked as a genetic researcher and singer/songwriter.
Their music has been gathering strong momentum and the press seems enamored with what they are calling ‘a beautiful yet unlikely match’. Sam & Ruby’s music is hauntingly beautiful. It has been described as a blend of pop, folk and R&B. Their debut album “Sam & Ruby: The Here and the Now” was released this week.
Visit Sam & Ruby’s myspace page to listen to their music.
Music Sam and RubySam & Ruby album cover


  1. felele

    August 22, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    awww..she went to berklee?thats is my hood you know…lol
    love the song…but the guys voice is way stronger than hers

  2. africhika

    August 22, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    her voice is just as strong, just a different quality. very husky. she sounds almost like corrine bailey rae crossed with emmylou harris.

  3. Sultana

    August 24, 2009 at 3:50 pm

  4. Brittany

    April 27, 2010 at 5:35 am

    While I do enjoy Ruby’s voice, I feel it’s a tad bit annoying without Sam’s. She is very talented, but I just don’t like her tone without his to balance it out.

  5. Retha

    May 8, 2010 at 2:34 am

    I just purchased Sam & Ruby’s CD. I really enjoy listen to this dynamic duo over and over again. an over again.These two are so very talented. Sam and Ruby sound great when both sing lead example: Ain’t love something ,The here and the now and Sarah. And of course singing together as as a duo. Your voices compliment each other. Keep the music CD’s coming. Because I’m hearing sounds I have not heard in a long time. I do not find Ruby’s voice a tad bit annoying at all. Either she is talented or she not. But her voice sounds even greater with Sam’s.:)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Tangerine Africa

Star Features