Thursday & Friday
11am & 11pmET
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 #379 features songs and improvised acoustic music from The Gaea Star Band with Mariam Massaro on vocals, native flute, acoustic guitar, ukulele and dulcimer, Bob Sherwood on piano and Craig Harris on congas. We begin with the shaded, bluesy “Love Is For All” an ode to love and devotion featuring Mariam’s visionary lyrics and sweeping native flute. “Majesty” flares from the embers of the first piece, beautifully melancholy in tone, again decorated with long, hypnotic native flute passages. A fanfare of distant dulcimer announce the enchanted folk song “Moonlight Symphony”, a magical, dancing piece devoted to the music of the night featuring flurrying, Chopin-inspired piano from Bob. A coda built around a lush, romantic chord sequence wraps up the piece with flourishes of piano electronics. “Where Are We Going” is built around Mariam’s stately ukulele and introduces minimalist gospel piano and percolating congas into an airy, gorgeous song devoted to the mystery of the future. Mariam plays acoustic guitar for “Everything Melts Away”, a vast, floating song that celebrates life and the transience of life with a beautiful ache. “Lavender Lilacs” a pretty folk song we first explored in 2013 returns in a fine version that blooms around a lively, vivid conga figure. Closing today is a gorgeous, rich version of Mariam’s sun prayer “Solare” driven by Mariam’s flamenco guitar and dramatic piano and congas.
Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour #378 was taped in January 2020 at Singing Brook Studio in Worthington, Massachusetts and features the Gaea Star Band with Mariam Massaro on vocals, native flute, acoustic guitar and ukulele, Craig Harris on congas and balaphone and Bob Sherwood on piano. Today’s opener is Mariam’s charming study in nostalgia“I Wanna Go Back To That Way” featuring her acoustic guitar, rock-steady conga work from Craig and racing, minimalist piano from Bob. A second, more stately iteration expands the narrative both lyrically and musically. “Concentration Leads To Liberation” is an elemental piece with evocative words from Mariam and swirling, hypnotic accompaniment from the band. Soaring native flute opens the next piece, the ravishing ballad “Let’s All Just Settle Down” featuring a narrative between Mariam’s questing, inspiring lyric and her native flute. This beautiful and sprawling piece weaves through a series of movements and variations where the only constant is the expression of love. Mariam picks up her ukelele for the jazzy waltz “Magnificent Moonlight” which features bursts of blues and modern classical piano from Bob supported by the driving, solid rhythm section of congas and uke. Mariam’s beautiful and mysterious raga “Do You Hear The Whisper Of The Forest” flows in the lush languor of Mariam’s ukulele, Craig’s very cool balaphone track and interstellar piano from Bob. “Just Drifting Away” and “Are We Ever Going To Grow Up” close the show with languid vocals and vast, open piano figures.
Learn more about Mariam here: http://www.mariammassaro.com
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, a syndicated Internet Radio Station.
Mariam Massaro is a visionary creatress and owner of WiseWays Herbals, an internationally distributed company of natural products for well-being made at Singing Brook Farms in Worthington, MA. She founded the Singing Bridge Performing Arts Lodge in Cummington where art and music is created in a fabulous river front sting. Years into her career as an organic herbal farmer, Mariam started The Sacred Earth Medicine Healing Center using Native American tradition ceremonies with native healers from the North and South Americas. Her studies in native traditions have led Mariam around the world and down new paths of creative and healing musical expression. As her passion for singing grew, she developed a unique style of music weaving ancient tribal chanting with a contemporary sound.