Petraa – Gleaner Newspaper Feature

Petraa – Gleaner Newspaper Feature

Petraa – Gleaner Newspaper Feature

Check out the interview with Carl Gilchrist which featured Petraa on the front page of the Entertainment Section of the Saturday edition of The Gleaner, (national newspaper of ) Jamaica…

Dual Musical Citizenship – Petraa Balances Toronto, St Ann For Reggae Career

Multitalented reggae artiste Petra Grant decided at an early stage to add an extra ‘a’ to her first name and create the stage name Petraa, as she sought to establish herself in the reggae music industry.

Another, even more important, decision was to come to the land where reggae originated to get the real feel as she built her career. Petraa, who is also a DJ, songwriter and producer, comes from from Leeds in England and relocated to Toronto, Canada. But she actually spends six months each year in Jamaica.

“With me being an artiste who focuses mainly on reggae and dancehall, I have to come to the land where it originated in order for me to get not just inspired but to also push the movement. Because music is a movement, it’s not just a sound,” Petraa explained.

Read the full interview online at The Gleaner: Dual Musical Citizenship – Petraa Balances Toronto, St Ann For Reggae Career

 

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