To Canada by way of Lebanon, Raphaela is a multicultural singer/songwriter. She aims to evoke wonder and daydreaming in her audience through her timeless, affectionate and mature sounding voice, lyrics and melodies.
Raphaela grew up in Beirut, Lebanon, in a household filled with music; her mother is a professional opera singer and her dad listens to the classics daily. Her parents instilled the love of music in Raphaela when she was 7 years old. Throughout her formative years, she honed her musical skills learning piano, guitar, musical theory, and voice lessons.
Raphaela discovered her knack for storytelling and writing melodies At 14 years old. In Lebanon, she recorded her first EP of original music. However, it sat in Raphaela’s closet for years while she figured out music marketing.
Since she preferred to write songs in English, at 19, she realized that to make it as an artist, she needed to pack her bags and move back to her birth city of Ottawa, Canada. That’s what she did.
A pursuit of university studies in Journalism and Communications allowed Raphaela to hone in on her writing skills, which in turn led her to become a better songwriter and storyteller. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Raphaela reaffirmed her lifelong love for music and decided to independently write and release her original music.
Since then, she has released her first three singles, “Fifth Street” and “South of France” in 2022, and her third single “Happy Endings” released in 2023.
Raphaela is working on more new releases for 2024.
Raphaela’s key shows to date include:
A feature performance at the National Women's Show in Ottawa on October 21, 2023
league on October 28, 2023A feature performance for Canada’s biggest MMA promotion in Ottawa representing the Unified MMA
A featured artist performance at Ottawa’s Live! On Elgin in 2022
A feature performance at the Happy Green Acres Emerging Artist Showcase in 2021. Raphaela was invited to perform after she made it as one of top 5 finalists for the showcase
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