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Paola Munda

Boston, Massachusetts
"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive, and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style." (MAYA ANGELOU) This quote summarizes what's behind every artistic creation that comes from Paola and it's reflected in her art, as a songwriter, as a painter and a human. Born and raised in Sicily, in a family full of artists, Paola learned to paint and sing even before she was able to write. At 10 she started her musical life, becoming part of the children's choir in one of the main theaters in Italy, Teatro Massimo of Palermo, her hometown. She started exploring other styles, studying with a shining star from Sicily, Anita Vitale, and after a few years at the Palermo Jazz International School, surrounded by great musicians from all around the world. In 2017 Paola founded her open group of circle singers based in Boston, The Lotus Sound inspired by the desire of bringing joy an a message of unity through a unique kind of performance. Last May they were selected to take part to the Moscow A Cappella Festival in the world, part of the Moscow Season, a wonderful initiative that baptized the group to the international dimension. Currently recording her first album leading The Lotus Sound and her solo project, Paola also performs with other acoustic groups, bringing into these projects all of the influences she has experienced in her musical journey.