Harlem Meer Summer Festival: Pia Paez

Pia Paez, also known as La Pia Paez, is a pop singer, songwriter, and producer born and raised in Mérida, Venezuela. She’s also lived in São Paulo, Brazil and has been based in Brooklyn, New York since 2016. Her music combines elements of piano pop, R&B, rock, Afro-Latin, and electronic beats. Influences of Venezuelan folk music and Brazilian sounds can also be heard in her music and compositions. Her songs explore women’s perspectives, romanticism, and immigration, inspired by her own journey leaving her country that’s currently in socio-political crisis.

She's been nominated three times to the Pepsi Music Awards in Venezuela as Best New Artist in 2014, Best Alternative Album, and Best Alternative Artist in 2020. Her song Dios Mio was featured on the sixth season of the Netflix’s series Elite.

Her last releases include a Spanish cover song of the Swedish singer Lykke Li’s “I Follow Rivers,” translated and produced by Pia, as well as “Dios Mio,” a feature with the American producer and artist Blk Deco. She has had features with Latin Grammy nominees Charliepapa and Caseroloops and with rapper and actor Budu, among others. She performed “The Great Gig in The Sky” live for the Venezuelan symphonic tribute to Pink Floyd, Pinkfonik, directed by Daniel Hurtado.

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