Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour
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 #246 at Singing Bridge Studios in Worthington, Mass with the Gaea Star Band; Mariam Massaro on vocals, dulcimer, acoustic guitar and native flute, Craig Harris on congas and balaphone and Bob Sherwood on piano. We begin today with Mariam’s “We’ve Got A Long Way To Go”, a bluesy, fast folk number with a driving groove from Craig on congas. “Golden Orb Of Bright Light” follows, moving into a more mystical space with swirling, circular piano from Bob and an uplifting message from Mariam. “Happy Solstice” is a lush, psychedelic song from Mariam that opens with her beautiful native flute and mystical, electronically-treated backing from Bob and Craig. Twinkling percussion touches from Mariam and spiraling echoes create a deep, mystical and contemplative space that evokes misty panoramas and nature in all her beauty. Mariam plugs in her dulcimer and pulls out her D harmonica for the sprightly tale of “Fiora Montara”, a wise priestess who invites transformation in all who seek her. Moving from the sublime to the comedic, the next piece is Mariam’s “Bumpus McDougall”, a bumptious tale of an old clown who continues bringing joy to children in his retirement. Craig’s balaphone adds a percussive edge to this upbeat folk tune. We finish today with two songs from Mariam’s “Gaea Star Crystal: Awakening the Tribes of Light” and “Vision Quest” CDs, the light, airy “Circle Of Light” and the lovely, uplifting prayer to nature, “Restore”
Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour #245 was live at Singing Bridge Studios in Worthington, Massachusetts and features the Gaea Star Band with Mariam Massaro on vocals, celtic harp, native flute, acoustic guitar, ukulele and sitar, Craig Harris on congas and balaphone and Bob Sherwood on piano. Today’s first piece is an improvisation based around Mariam’s tale of “Tiliana Mayweyho”, a weaver, shepherdess and healer who honors the ancient ways, the simple ways. The piece is characterized by a deep and evocative conversation between Mariam’s vocal and her native flute. “Hope Is In The Air” is a driving, melodically rich and complex piece featuring ambitious piano from Bob and Mariam’s driving acoustic guitar. Mariam straps on the baritone ukulele for the contemplative, easygoing folky ballad “It’s All In The Way You See”, a piece that rises in intensity to a mystical, flowing and rich coda. Today’s final piece finds Mariam playing her beautiful sitar as Craig moves to the tablas for an Indian-inflected improvisation that accompanies an excerpt by Mariam from her “Gaea Star Crystal: Awakening the Tribes Of Light” tale called “Step Into The Fire”.
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.