Maya Azucena is an award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist. Brooklyn based Maya describes herself as sounding like “The Roots if fronted by a singer with 4-octaves” or a “female Bruno Mars” and Billboard, The Washington Post and the Village Voice have all praised her mesmerizing stage shows. As a music artist she has collaborated with Marcus Miller, Eminem, Roberta Flack, and Vernon Reid, while as a social activist Maya campaigns on the issues of domestic violence, empowering women and sustainability.
Maya tells us about her new album, which took 2 years to create and releasing the new single. She shares with us how singing chose her and having music as her superpower. Maya also talks about pursuing music as a calling and helping the world.
“We have to accept our limitations and accept our greatness and know which is which.”
“If you don’t mean it, don’t play it.”
– Maya Azucena
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Maya Azucena Show Notes:
- The impact of September 11th on Maya’s music (6:20)
- Being an advocate for art as power (8:37)
- Empowering people (11:30)
- Navigating between two different worlds. Music and helping the community (13:23)
- The need of having team players (18:00)
- Spiritual guidance (19:40)
- Releasing your work (22:58)
- Creating a list of priorities (24:37)