STYLE: Rich musical arrangements, meaningful lyrics and Zola's pure voice and beautiful harmonies, enhance these original contemporary soft-rock ballads, jazz songs and lullabies. ABOUT THE ALBUM: 'hello baby' features 12 original contemporary songs including two of Zola's Billboard Award Winning songs 'I'll Be There' and 'My Wish For You'. 'hello baby' welcomes babies into the world, encouraging them with musical wishes of love and hope, refreshing images and meaningful lyrics. The pure voice and harmonies of singer-songwriter, Zola, enchant both children and parents. The rich musical arrangements on the CD incorporate a variety of musical styles that include ballads, soft-rock, jazz, dancing songs and lullabies. The songs take you to a place where butterflies dance beneath midnight rainbows, where fairies sprinkle stardust on your dreams and where sunbeams tickle your toes....where Rockaby Ponies ride in Rockaby Rodeos and dance around carousels of wishing wells..... where ladybugs bathe in dew drops and birds sing their sweet morning songs as you awaken to each brand new day. Discover the magic of childhood memories, hear words of love, wisdom and hope in the songs that comfort, soothe and protect. THE ARTIST ZOLA: Singer-songwriter, ZOLA, is a highly sought after, greatly respected children's entertainer. She has received over a dozen Billboard Songwriting Awards and has been entertaining children and performing in theatres, jazz clubs and other music venues both and overseas. As a recording artist, ZOLA has released four solo original albums to date. ZOLA, born in South Africa, started performing on stage at age eight, began writing songs not long after that and was soon featured in Cape Town's leading general business bands. She developed an Educational Entertainment Program for children and has since written, directed and produced a number of musicals. Since 1986, ZOLA has been living in Newton, Massachussetts, where she continues to teach and entertain children. (Rated '...one of the best' in Boston Parents Paper). REVIEWS: 'Zola's songs are delightful - filled with powerfully positive messages, beautiful imagery and her simply incredible voice. Her style is both captivating and engaging . ZOLA makes children shine with her enthusiasm and energy. Parents are constantly raving to me about Zola and her tapes and CDs, saying that no matter how often they play her music, they NEVER tire of it......' Barrie Keller, Performing & Cultural Arts Director-Jewish Community Centre, New England 'When thinking of Zola and American Popular music, the one word that comes to mind is 'savoir'. Her voice and compositions have an emotion and romance that wrap around you like the sounds of days gone by, with a command of the heart that is rarely found in music today.' Eric Preusser, Producer, Magnetic Music 'Zola's performance really impressed me. She is a talented songwriter with a wonderful personality and a great voice. She stands out as an individual and that is so important.' Ron Gill, Jazz DJ-WGBH Radio, 89.7 FM BOSTON.