rhythms on electric bass guitar, djembe, or anything within
- down to earth and relevant.
from real life.
music from the roots of human experience.
- passionate, powerful, persuasive.
embracing of all in her audience as family.
- understanding and appreciation
of diverse cultures.
to celebrate common bonds while appreciating crucial differences.
upon Paula's "crowd raisin' " skills to get tired participants
galvanized and focused around the issues. Her musical and oratorical
ability to paraphrase and encapsulate content keeps participants on the
same page and energized.
Workshops with Paula
are extremely interactive. She calls on participants to stretch
beyond self-imposed limits and find creative solutions to obstacles and
services for civic groups, schools, organizations, and institutions
using wit, warmth, wisdom, and an infectious blend of music and
the talents of community residents into performances of their own
and carries out innovative programming with organizations serving
disadvantaged and/or at-risk youth, particularly in the areas of
substance abuse, anger management, and violence prevention.
African-American culture through storytelling, personal revelations,
and traditional-to-contemporary musical styles to urban and rural
audiences, encouraging cross-cultural exchange and celebration of all
the stories and connects the experiences of audiences of all ages,
fostering individual development and community accountability.
the young and old alike in discovering and embracing their true gifts.