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It was at the tender age of 11 that In Bern, Switzerland Paola sings in her school choir and discovers her desire for the stage. Choir practice led to competitions and winning led to the conviction that music is her message. Vocally trained at the Swiss Jazz School, her singing/songwriting career was kicked off by recording her first demo with producer Ben Thaler. The two became known as pioneers of soul music in Switzerland, Paola's song "You gotta know what you want" was aired in Montreal, Canada. Using this momentum her singing ability was noticed by national and international artist's R&B singer Emel, and rapper Kamel of the famous French group Alliance Ethnic with whom she co-wrote several songs. She recorded her first single "Strong" with Session All-stars Compilation released on Universal Records as well as re-writing and performing the anthem of her hometown in Switzerland.
While working as a registered nurse Paola won a spot on Pop Stars (Switzerland's equivalent to American Idol) which was key exposure and a catalyst for a number of performances; attracting audiences with a 10-piece band in Russia, Germany and the renowned Montreux Jazz Festival, where she performed alongside The Roots' Rahzel. In December 2006 she recorded a song with Black Thought. Paola resides in Los Angeles mostly and speaks many different languages (German, French, English, Spanish, Haitian Creole). Paola first lived in Brooklyn when she arrived in the states
working with well versed producer Selan Lerner (Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack, Masters At Work, DJ Spinna). Being of a Swiss father, and a Haitian mother, growing up in Switzerland and having international friends gave her a diversity of sound.
Paola inspires her audience with songs about life, society, nature and everything that surrounds people. On stage she is a breath of fresh air, touching the audience with her positive energy taking them on a journey of funky soul music, arriving to captivating ballads.