Meet Paola
By Michael K. Jones


Meet Paola, wife of Italian recording/songwriter, Robert Bignoli. Paola is the founder and webmaster of "Informazione Musica Cristiana" an Italian information source of Catholic recording artists and songwriters.

A mother of two children, Paola has received a degree in linguistics in England and for 10 years working in purchase, sales and import-exports of raw materials for a company in the druggist field.

Since 1984, Paola has followed the path of Christian artists. In 1999 she took on a new roll, "Associazione Magificat the Christian artists Europe" a collaborating effort with several daily papers, magazines and radio stations to promote Christian music events. In March 1999 expanding the music ministry beyond the scope of Italy, "Informazione Musica Cristiana" was born. It collaborates with the Association of Christian Artists (CAM) in the U.S. and a number of other Christian music outlets in other countries.

Some other credits include, the festival international: “Giovani 2000 you leave us to be born - Christian Sanremo 1999”, for the first festival international of Christian artists “Il world Maria” sings; 2000 - 2001, for meeting international of the young people of Schio (YOU) 1999 - 2000 - 2001, for the Jubilee Gospel Festival of Turin, for the Festival di Christian Musica “Insieme Ifor a d’amore world – Jesus in concerto” Acquarossa Switzerland 2000 - 2001. 7° Review Mariana di Bitonto - Bariums - Entrance halls 2001 Alzheimer Plan.

Paola writes,

My name is Paola Maschio, the wife of Roberto Bignoli, a singer songwriter who has been and is inspired by the message of Christ. For several years now I have been working on the spreading of information relating to Christian music across the internet, because I vehemently believe in evangelisation, even through music and also because there is currently no other information source available.

The fact is, that living Roberto’s and other singer-songwriters’ experiences in person I can honestly say that I am convinced of the benefits that exist in offering one’s art to bear witness that God exists in this day and age when so many are trying at all costs to deny His very existence.

This is the commitment that I am offering freely, a commitment that springs from the desire to give voice to and to promote Christian music. It is a commitment that takes up a lot of my time and asks me to sacrifice a great deal. But my sole desire is to help Christian artists so that they do not feel abandoned and lone, and to stimulate them to go on despite the multitude of obstacles that they encounter in the world of music where more often than not one is one’s own producer and manager. The result is that this ends up requiring a great deal of effort and it is right and proper therefore that someone compensates them for their efforts. As the saying goes “one thing leads to another”.

In my view the opportunities in the Catholic world today to organize concerts, town square events, festivals with Christian artists are many. Often however, both out of fear or because it is more important to hear people say…. “Do you know who came and performed where we live…. he’s famous” one hides behind the facade of traditional shows.

What can I offer? Artists’ biographies; record reviews; photos, the possibility of helping with the organizing of concerts with one or more artists; contacts with the Catholic and secular press; the handling of press reviews, and a whole lot more!!!!!

For those speaking Italian who would like to visit "Informazione Musica Cristiana" click here, Informazione Musica Cristiana"

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