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06-29-23 Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour #532 is an hour of visionary acoustic improvised music recorded live with the Gaea Star Band at Singing Brook Studio in Worthington, Massachusetts in June of 2023.  Featuring Mariam Massaro on vocals, native flute, kalimba, shrudi box, acoustic guitar and ukulele, Bob Sherwood on piano and Craig Harris on congas and native drums, today’s show begins with the jazzy, meditative “Every Time”, a celebration of the coming of spring featuring beautiful vocals and native flute passages from Mariam.  We follow with the sprightly “Morning Star Is Rising”, driven by Mariam’s ukulele and steady conga work from Craig.  Mariam moves to her acoustic guitar for “Happy Day”, a lush and mystical minor ballad decorated with a lovely vocal from Mariam and imaginative piano figurations from Bob.  “Reborn” is a driving classic from Mariam’s “Vision Quest” album, a powerful song about transformation, death and rebirth presented in a driving, intense minor key rock groove.  “Yidiyayhehho” is a pretty piece of music built around a Native American song, preceded by Mariam’s Indian raga song “Lotus Queens” and an imaginative turn from minor to major modes with a sweet, insistent piano figure from Bob.  We conclude with another classic from Mariam, the mystical “Distant Star”, presented here with a relaxed, Latin feel.

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