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03-17-22 Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour #483 is an hour of inspired, visionary acoustic improvisational music played live by the Gaea Star Band with Mariam Massaro on vocals, harmonica, Native flute, shruti box, banjo, acoustic guitar and ukulele, Bob Sherwood on piano and Craig Harris on Native drums and congas.  Recorded at Singing Brook Studio in Worthington, Massachusetts in early March of 2022, today’s show begins with the bouncing, folky “Prayers For The Families”, a gesture of support for Ukraine with inspired lyrics and rustic banjo chords from Mariam.  “It’s Coming Down” is a late winter meditation with driving congas from Craig and an imaginative harmonic framework set up between Mariam’s ukulele and Bob’s question piano and “Ribbons Of Love” is a native meditation decorated with beautiful Native flute passages from Mariam as it grows and develops into a powerful, prayerful raga.  “Silver Lining” is a fine minor ballad to the moon built upon Mariam’s guitar chords and Craig’s foundational conga groove and “Vision Of Peace” is an expansive, peaceful prayer of release with a lush vocal from Mariam.  “Down By The River” is a fine folk song led by Mariam’s ukulele and a foundational piano figure from Bob and we complete today’s hour with the deeply spiritual, mystical raga “The Portal Of Awakening”, a celebration of eastern harmonic modes built on Mariam’s shruti box and lyrics that honor the divine.

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

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