I found this amazing clip of Pastor Patrinell Wright performing “Precious Lord”. It comes from a VHS tape we found in the archive titled A Night With Wright and the Total Experience Gospel Choir and it was filmed by Amy Laly. The date is unknown. The concert was produced by John Mifsud who was a member of the choir at the time. I spoke with … Continue reading “Precious Lord”
Our producer and co-director Tia Young captured the moment when Rev. Gregory Staten read this very glowing proclamation from the mayor of Carthage, Texas honoring and welcoming Patrinell Staten Wright, during the “Big Day” celebration at Walnut Grove Baptist Church on August 12, 2018. Continue reading A proclamation from the mayor of Carthage, Texas, honoring Patrinell
A big “Thank you” goes out to Seattle Times columnist Tyrone Beason, who wrote a wonderful article on Pastor Patrinell Wright that mentions our documentary, “Patrinell: The Total Experience”! In the article Pastor Pat talks about what it was like to sing for President Obama and what it has been like helping people in Seattle and around the world grasp the meaning of African-American gospel … Continue reading Patrinell in The Seattle Times: “Total Experience Gospel Choir’s last days”
Today is the 48th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s death. When the Hendrix family needed someone to sing at Jimi Hendrix’s funeral, who did they ask? Patrinell Wright, of course! Pastor Pat describes the experience in this interview filmed in the Oneness Center from the 2010 documentary Wheedle’s Groove. Continue reading Pastor Patrinell Staten Wright at Jimi Hendrix’s funeral
When Patrinell sang for the Dalai Lama from Andrew Elizaga on Vimeo. In this interview with Shirts Across America executive director Randy Novak, Pastor Patrinell Wright recalls singing for the Dalai Lama during his visit to Seattle in October 1979. The 44 year-old exiled spiritual and political leader of Tibet arrived in Seattle for a three day visit on October 3rd, 1979. Seattle University gave … Continue reading Patrinell recalls the time she sang for the Dalai Lama
We Are The World from Andrew Elizaga on Vimeo. Just needed to share this amazing video of Patrinell’s son Patrick singing that 80s favorite “We Are The World” at the South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU) benefit concert in Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1989. Continue reading We Are The World
We are overwhelmed by the response to last night’s test screening and couldn’t believe that they had to bring extra chairs into the theater! We know people had other things they would rather be doing on a beautiful Sunday afternoon on Labor Day weekend than sitting in a dark theater, but people came from as far a Tacoma and Bainbridge Island to see this film! Our … Continue reading Standing room only for our test screening of “Patrinell”!