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The Mixtape: Tina Cross

17 Mar 2018

Tina Cross started her career on song and dance TV shows in the 70s. At 59, she's a songwriter, an ambassador for Women's refuge, and she runs workshops in prisons. She chooses songs and tells stories for The Mixtape.  Audio


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