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05-06-21 Today on Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour #440 Part Two the Gaea Star Band presents an hour of visionary acoustic improvisational music with Mariam Massaro on vocals, ukulele, acoustic guitar, Celtic harp and Native flute, Robin Rooney on djembe and vocals, Bob Sherwood on piano and Craig Harris on Native drums and congas.  Recorded live in late April 2021 at Singing Brook Studio in Worthington, Massachusetts, today’s show begins with the uplifting “Heralding The Spring”, a bright, joyful song of praise to the coming of warm weather driven along by Mariam’s buoyant ukulele and driving drums from Craig and Robin.  “The Wisdom Way” is a development of the first theme that adopts Indian modes in a raga feel that maintains and accelerates the drive of this piece.  “I’m Dancing In The Wind” is a solemn, fundamental prayer built on a minimalist figure on piano from Bob, with Mariam’s harp representing the racing wind as Mariam and Robin present a fine call-and-response vocal.  “Awyn Spectrolite” is a beautiful, mystical and imaginative tale from Mariam that takes place in Goddess Grove among the Crystal Seekers, the Rainbow Keepers, the Light Workers.  Beautiful and haunting, the piece is driven by Mariam’s acoustic guitar with a driving rhythm section from Craig and Robin.  “Chicayeyo, By The River” is a rich, gorgeous ballad ushered in with plaintive fanfares from Mariam’s lyrical Native flute and “Saliniel Sanctuary” is a powerful, otherworldly raga in which Mariam provides the fundamental drone on her shruti box and Bob weaves a gorgeous, arresting piano figure under Mariam’s mystical vocal.

Learn more about Mariam here: http://www.mariammassaro.com

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