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┬ęZAYRA POLA

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BIO

Zayra Pola, born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, is a Salsa singer, drummer and percussionist.

 

As granddaughter of a well known folkloric guitar player in Puerto Rico, Polo Ocasio, one of her professors started to called her ‘’Pola”, to honor her grandfather.

 

Zayra Pola, called by her fans as “La reina del timbal” (the queen of Timbales), has had the pleasure to share stages with great names of the music industry such as: Andy Montañez, Adalberto Santiago, Alex Acuna, Eguie Castrillo, Charlie Sierra, Paoli Mejias, Luisito Marin, Grupo Mania, Jean Carlos Canela, Luis Enrique, Larry Harlow, Giovanny Hidalgo, Tito De Gracia, Jimmy Morales, Gilberto Santarosa, Pablito Padin, Jose Lugo, Andy Guzman, Anahi of RBD, Roseline Sanchez, Raymond Arrieta, Simon Philips drummer of Toto,  Tito Allen, Elias Lopes, the Grammy winner on Irish music Bill Whelan, Orq. La Corporacion Latina, Pedro Capo, Richie Flores, Ramon Vazquez, Erick Figueroa,Vico C, Cheo Feliciano, Tito Rojas, El Cano Estremera, Terri Lyne Carrington and much more.

 

Graduated from Berklee College of Music, class of 2013,  where she attended with a full scholarship, and had the honor to record for an album for  Bill Whelan, a grammy winner of Irish Music. Zayra has also contribute with Terri Lyne Carrington latest album “The Mosaic 2”, and with the grammy winner Javier Limon. She have had the pleasure to be part of the music video of Alejandro Sanz’s “La Musica no se Toca”.

In 2012, Zayra recorded the DVD of Banco Popular in Puerto Rico, as a special guest.

Since graduation Zayra has released two singles called “No Renunciare” and “Puro Teatro”, where she shows the strength of her voice and her timbales.

 

In 2016, Zayra decided to produce 3nity @Zayra Pola, to fight the sexism in the music industry that she had suffered throughout her entire career by highlighting its best of  female instrumentalists and vocalists in the New England area.