Jazz Singer Thomasina Petrus of Minneapolis 02/05/14
Thomasina Petrus recently appeared on the East Grand Forks campus of NCTC, as part of Black History Month. She is a member of the Mixed Blood Theater of Minneapolis and presents “Daughters of Africa” on a regional tour of towns and college campuses.
“Daughters of Africa” is a music-driven history of African American women from slave ship survivors to stars of the silver screen. The forty-five minute performance vividly commemorates both the famous and the overlooked and is an eye-opening celebration of the triumph of pride, determination, and courage.
Thomasina talked with Ron West on Pioneer 90.1’s “Northland Spotlight”, about her career, the influences in her work and a new CD that she has produced saluting the late Billie Holiday.