Telling a story should be more than entertainment. Stories should inspire, educate and heal the mind and spirit of the listener. Stories have shifted human history. It is stories that generations and cultures have used to capture moments in time for the benefit of generations to come. Conjure human imagination. Mama Retta uses story to enrich her audiences.
She has a captivating voice that embraces her audiences to move with her through the crevices of events. She laces her stories with songs adding melodic voice and rhythm. The gift of story and song for audiences young and old say who experience Mama Retta is a sight for everyone to behold.
"Arthuretta is a talented and skilled vocalist. She is a consummate professional with a broad range of vocal ability who does not disappoint. I have thoroughly enjoyed her performances."
Executive Director at National Forum for Black Public Administrators
"There are moments throughout life when you are privileged to meet someone with extraordinary talent and a drive and determination to match. Arthuretta Holmes-Martin is one of those people. Arthuretta is a singer who has tremendous vocal range and a beautiful, rich vocal tone. She pays meticulous attention to the nuances of the music she is rendering so that the final musical rendering we hear is polished and wonderful. She is a giving person, willing to help others utilizing patience and ensuring that whoever she's training/assisting have fully understood her. Arthuretta is a pleasure to both listen to and work with."
Nutrition Educator & Food Justice Advocate
Miamah Braddox, CFM
Senior Program Specialist at Dewberry
"Arthuretta is a dynamic, intelligent and multi-talented woman. She has decades of government - business experience, a voice of a songbird, and a nurturing spirit. She is a great mentor, visionary leader, and a great person."