Vocalist extraordinaire Thomasina Petrus sings a rendition of Nina Simone’s “Strange Fruit”, of a poem she wrote titled “Northern Fruit” inserted into the second verse, one week after the murder of George Floyd. This recording of Northern Fruit was filmed by OMG Media at Public Arts St. Paul’s Distinguish Artists & Leaders event with special guest Paul Farber, Executive Director of Monument Lab, during his visit to Minnesota in October 2021.
A poignant video of J.J. Hill Montessori School kindergarten students, where Philando worked as a Cafeteria Supervisor, ringing bells for Philando. “Look What You Left Behind” was written and sung by Thomasina Petrus, accompanied by Thom West and produced by Charles Petrus. Thank you to the students and teachers are J.J. Hill for sharing their love for Philando with the universe. Film produced by OMG Studios Philando’s legacy of feeding and taking care of children will be in our hearts forever. Learn more at: https://www.philandocastilefoundation.org.