Mick Paauwe was born in The Hague, Holland but spent her youth in in Curaçao and Brazil where she naturally was confronted with a lot of Latin music and started playing guitar there, at the age of twelve. After moving back to Holland she switched to electric bass, playing in rock bands. But her passion for Salsa was unstoppable and after seeing Oscar de Leon on television singing and playing the baby-bass she decided to take up the double bass and form a Salsa band
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