“Cry Love” CD Release Show
*Highline Ballroom* ~ Showtime: 8:00pm
“Cry Love” CD Release
Maya is a true 21st Century success story. Rising from the streets of Brooklyn, her talent took her to the LaGuardia School of Performing Arts (the “Fame” school). Later she formed a band and started honing her performance skills all over the U.S. Maya’s 2nd show found her performing in front of 8,000 people in Brooklyn. Shortly thereafter, she released her debut CD “Maya Who?!” independently, selling it at shows and from her website. It was this direct connection with fans that led to much of her success and growth as a businesswoman.
Maya’s collaborations have also helped propel her career. Her collaboration with Stephen Marley forGrammy winning CD ‘Mind Control’ spawned several more works-in-progress between the two. Maya’s work with Croatian superstar Gibonni garnered two Porin Awards (Croatia’s Top Music Award); and her work with Italian superstar DJ Jad afforded Maya the opportunity to perform on MTV in front of millions. The list goes on.
Most importantly, Maya Azucena believes that music is a tool for healing and activism. She sang in Washington DC at the Save Darfur Rally along with politicians and celebrities such as Barack Obamaand George Clooney. Maya and Emmy-winning director Lisa Russell co-founded MDGFive.com, a multi-media website for maternal health awareness. Through this collaboration she was invited to perform atSecretary General Ban Ki-moon’s exclusive “Every Woman, Every Child” event at the United Nation’s 2010 MDG Summit. Maya earned a Proclamation from the House of Representativesand won The Network Journal’s prestigious “Top 40 Under 40” Award for her exemplary community work and business acumen. Maya consistently works as a Cultural Ambassador representing the U.S. and performed in countries as varied as Sri Lanka, Honduras, and Myanmar.
Ms. Azucena is in the final stages of completing her newest CD titled “Cry Love”. Musically, it is an energetic, lyrical mix of Azucena’s distinctive blend of raw soul. Initial listens by a major record label executive, as well as by editor-in-chief of a national music magazine, have inspired the use of the word “classic.”« Back to Events