Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour with Mariam Massaro
with Mariam Massaro
On the Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour, singer/songwriter Mariam Massaro and composer/producer Robert Sherwood collaborate with Craig Harris and special guests to produce a unique live musical experience where pure inspiration is interwoven with dynamic and unusually sensitive musical expression. The show features completely original songs created in the moment from Mariam’s inspirations, often from dreams and feelings based on current life experiences here and throughout the world as well as from the beauty of nature, blended with intergalactic channelings from her Twin Flame lover Ashento. Starting in January 2012 The Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour has attracted over 75,000 listeners from all corners of the globe. As The Gaea Star Band enters their fourth year they’re excited with the release of their latest album “Who We Are” on Applehead/Sony Films and Records. “Who We Are” is a unique collection of tracks pulled from the last couple of years of shows that reflect an upbeat, original spirit with a global medicine rock flavor.
Broadcasts Weekly Thursday & Friday 11am & 11pmET
Mariam’s Theme This Week
Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour #260 is an hour of inspired improvised music and songs by Mariam Massaro played by the Gaea Star Band with Mariam Massaro on ukulele, vocals, native flute, dulcimer and acoustic guitar, Bob Sherwood on piano and Craig Harris on congas and native drums. Today we feature special guest Amanda Potluck on vocals. The show is taped at Singing Bridge Studio in Worthington Massachusetts and begins with “Koki Chorus”, a Hawaii song featuring Mariam’s lustrous vocals and ukulele. The wide-open soundscape evokes the Pacific, and a second movement “Turquoise Waters” follows the theme of the ocean into the final movement “Midnight Moon Calling”. An evening feeling is evoked with whispering acoustic guitar and aching piano figures. “Let’s Go Down Deep” is an elemental, grooving, gypsy-wild piece featuring very special guest vocals from Amanda as well as Mariam’s mystical vocals and flute. A three song medley follows the break, beginning with the somber invocation and invitation “Time To Rise Up” featuring powerful poetry from Mariam. We transition into the classically-influenced “The Melody Of Life” and finally into Mariam’s exploration of an interesting word as she lays down a powerful drone rhythm on dulcimer in the driving “Catawampus”.
Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour #259 was taped at Singing Brook Studio on Worthington, Massachusetts on a sunny day filled with the promise of spring, and features the Gaea Star Band with Mariam Massaro on vocals, ukulele, native flute and acoustic guitar, Craig Harris on congas and drums and Bob Sherwood on piano. We begin with a lovely, mystical, mist-soaked piece called “Sweet Papayas” that joins Mariam’s exposition of her recent trip the the Big Island in Hawaii with music that seeks to replicate the sweet climes of the Hawaiian Islands. A rich, varied and evocative piece, “Sweet Papayas” opens up for a coda featuring Mariam’s pretty, piping G flute and more gracious, lovely poetry in praise of Maui. “We Are Sharing Beauty Ways” begins somberly with minor chords from Mariam’s acoustic guitar and sensitive accompaniment from Craig on congas. This gorgeous, unhurried piece visits realms of deep peace and mysticism, a visionary vocal from Mariam duetting with her calm, sweeping native flute over stately congas and deeply emotional piano inventions. Following the break we visit three powerful pieces from Mariam that feature on her albums. “Reborn” from the “Gaea Star Crystal: Awakening the Tribes Of Light” soundtrack, is taken as a driving, hybrid waltz led by a fine vocal and assertive acoustic guitar from Mariam. “I’m The Full Moon” from the “Gaea Star Goddesses” album is a song of praise and reverence to the moon and the night-hunting goddess Artemis and is presented in a greatly rocked-up arrangement. The powerful, deeply elemental and earthen “I Am The Mother Earth” closes the show today with deep drum pulses from Craig and a profound vocal performance from Mariam, exposing the deep poetry of this song originally featured on the “Vision Quest” album.
BIO: Mariam Massaro is a dynamic visionary singer/songwriter and ceremonial medicine healer, who passionately expresses messages of love and inspiration, through her unique evocative, rock style music and flamboyant theatrical performances. Her powerful songs encourage humanity to nurture Mother Earth (Gaea Star), to be happy and to discover your own power and radiant light within. Mariam channels spiritual messages and songs from her twin flame, Ashento, an ascended master and is currently co-writing The Teachings of Ashento with him. The following is a message from Ashento. “As a messenger of spirit, be the hands, the voice, the touch, the example of love to shine, to reflect the deep abiding love that flows eternally from one’s spirit into life, to heal and spread love even more. To enlarge the capacity for revealing love at all times is to walk the path of the peaceful messenger.” She wrote and is currently filming the Gaea Star Crystal screenplay with Ashento’s celestial guidance. Her first CD, released in 2009, “Gaea Star Crystal -Awakening The Tribes Of Light ” is a uplifting collection of songs for the movie soundtrack. Her second CD, “Gaea Star Goddesses”, recorded in her own studio, was released on 11/11/11. It is a beautiful celebration of the Divine Feminine with her original songs about the magnificent Goddesses of Gaea Star that have touched her life in all her worldly travels. Mariam has spent the last year creating and directing the colorful, live musical Gaea Star Goddess show that brings these songs to life while evoking the beauty and wisdom of the Goddess. She is the lead vocalist and bandleader of the GaeaStar Goddess band. She invites audiences of all ages, male or female, to embody their own God or Goddess within by dressing up and participating in the songs. Her radiant elaborate crowns and flamboyant creative costumes add the sparkle of expressive expanding consciousness, sensuality and artistic beauty. Mariam released her third CD, “Smooth Sailin’ Love Songs” in October, including songs co-created with Ashento, Dameron Midgett, and Robert Sherwood. She plays many different instruments and sings all her own harmonies. The music is an upbeat, intense weaving of rock, tribal rhythms and inspirations from nature. Mariam also co-hosts a weekly live radio show with her original music with Robert Sherwood and Dameron Midgett, using a diverse selection of instruments including harp, tamboura, piano, guitar, banjo, fiddle, dulcimer and the sounds of nature from her own back yard. The show is ”The Gaea Star Crystal Hour” on Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network, an Internet radio channel. Mariam is the founder of WiseWays Herbals, internationally distributed, now celebrating 25 years of creating natural herbal products for well-being at her home, Singing Brook Farm, in Massachusetts where she plays music and loves to walk with her llamas and cats in the beauty of nature.