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 #341 is an hour of improvised visionary acoustic music recorded live at Singing Brook Studio in Worthington, Massachusetts featuring the Gaea Star Band with Mariam Massaro on vocals, native flute, ukulele, kalimba, acoustic guitar and sitar, Bob Sherwood on piano and tabla and Craig Harris on congas and native drums. Today’s first song is the swirling, wintery “A Warm February Day” which features a fine vocal from Mariam and a driving, imaginative rhythm track from the band led by Mariam on ukulele. “Sominaiya” flows gently from the first track, brought in by Mariam’s kalimba and a lush piano figure from Bob. This lush track incorporates many imaginative turns ands motifs and a relaxing series of melodies and spoken word from Mariam. “Everything Is Arriving Right On Time” is a bluesy folk waltz driven by Mariam’s acoustic guitar featuring an inspiring message from Mariam and “Restore” is a beautiful, inspiring song in praise of protecting Mother Earth, a classic song of Mariam’s rendered here with a gorgeous ease and deep feeling. “Swirls and Patterns” is another pretty acoustic guitar-driven piece that features a mesmerizing percussion track with Craig on congas and Bob on tabla. Mariam picks up her sitar for today’s last two songs, the mystical raga “Lakshmi” and the sprawling, ambitious “Rays Of Love” which features gorgeous native flute work from Mariam and a hypnotizing series of eastern piano themes from Bob.
Today on Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour #340 we present an hour of visionary acoustic improv music recorded at Singing Brook Studio by the Gaea Star Band with Mariam Massaro on vocals, native flute, ukulele and acoustic guitar, Bob Sherwood on piano and Craig Harris on congas and native drums. We begin with the lovely and contemplative “I Sing, I Dance In The Glory” which features a lush vocal from Mariam and a lovely series of piano figures from Bob. “31 Years For WiseWays Herbals” celebrates Mariam’s herbal company, reflecting on the celebration at Singing Bridge Performing Arts Lodge, and “Water From The Sky” is a beautiful, mystical raga in praise of the rain. “Feeling Grateful” is a gentle ballad of praise driven by Mariam’s pretty, relaxed ukulele figures. We devote the last section of today’s show to interpretations of Mariam’s songs from her CDs, with fine renditions of “I Was Wondering” from the “Smooth Sailin’ Love Songs” CD, “Sail To The Realms” from the “Gaea Star Crystal” CD, “Crystal Ice Queen” from the “Gaea Star Goddesses” CD, and “Gather Together”, also from the “Gaea Star Crystal” CD.
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.