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"catchy, deep, and mighty"

- Independent Artist Buzz

"Maya Azucena brings a musical revolution"

- BuzzFeed News

"electrifying audiences with her emotive style and vocal…delivers with heart and soul every time you see her."

- Nelson George, Author / Music Critic / Journalist / Filmmaker (Halle Berry, Chris Rock)

"…storytelling lyrics and soulful, soaring vocals."

- Billboard Magazine

"...a remarkable new singer"

- Recording Magazine

"...voice is so sensuous and sultry...with inspirational themes."

- Washington Post

"...like Chaka Khan and Roberta Flack."

- NY Post

"Maya Azucena brings activism back to the Arts, ala Nina Simone"

- EBONY

"The Best Pipes at SXSW"

- Austin Chronicle

"...soul superstar in the making"

- SoulTracks.com (World's #1 soul website)

"...she sang on, of justice with wings, of love in everything, of feeling good and feeling strong and how everything, everything, everything's gonna be all right."

- Washington Post

"Armed with a powerfully compelling voice, Azucena just could be the most impressive of the current hip-hop/soul/r&b diva crop..."

- Village Voice

"powerful vocals and broad range command attention…"

- Performing Songwriter Magazine

"Azucena comes across as a completely real character in her songs, someone you not only believe in, but you're rooting for to win in the end."

- East Bay Express

"Deep and soul-bearing, she sings like she's been everywhere and seen it all."

- CD Baby

Maya Azucena Band "has the power to 'penetrate blocks' and to touch people from different cultural backgrounds."

- Chinese newspaper

"You are astonishing and your energy transformed consciousness."

- Eve Ensler, Tony Award winning playwright, performer, and activist, the author of The Vagina Monologues, and Founder of V-Day and One Billion Rising, the worldwide campaign to end violence against women.

Biography

Maya Azucena, a multi-award winning recording artist and magnetically inspirational woman, is known for making music that uplifts the soul. Born & raised in Brooklyn, she travels the world empowering others through her songs. Featured as a coach, mentoring a teenager on MTV's Made, Ms. Azucena also garnered a Grammy Certificate for contributing her 4-octave range and soul-stylings to a feature performance with Stephen Marley on his album "Mind Control," which won Grammy for Best Reggae Album.

Maya's collaborated extensively on stage and on recordings with such notable artists as Fitz and the Tantrums, Marcus Miller, DJ Spinna, DJ Logic, Cormega, Large Professor, Eminem, Mr. Cheeks, Joell Ortiz, Immortal Technique, Vernon Reid, Bob Sinclair and Jonathan Peters.  She performs extensively and was seen recently at the Essence Fest in New Orleans with the likes of Beyonce, Jill Scott and Maxwell. Maya's commitment to human rights and social activism garnered appearances at the world-renown TEDxWomen Conference in Washington DC, the United Nations, and innumerable benefits. Maya participated greatly in One Billion Rising, an international campaign to end domestic violence, and her critically acclaimed song "Dance Revolution" was commissioned by OBR’s founder, Eve Ensler, to inspire support throughout the campaign.

Azucena performs in festivals and venues globally, at the invitation of promoters and U.S. Embassies worldwide. Such invitations have taken Maya on tours throughout Europe, Croatia, China, Burma, Honduras, Tanzania, Haiti, South Africa, India and Russia, among other countries, and her U.S. concerts. As a result of her work, Maya was featured in The Washington Post, Billboard, O Magazine and countless other publications. Maya received the "Innovator of Change" Award; Network Journal’s "Top 40 Under 40" Award; and Voices Unbroken "Hearing Our Voices" Award that stated, "Thank you, Maya Azucena, for using your voice to make the world a better place."

Maya continually writes and records new music, and has nearly completed her forthcoming LP, "Unleash Me," co-written and produced by Sonix The Mad Scientist (Sean "P-Diddy" Combs, 50 Cent, DMC of Run-DMC, Maxi Priest, Mick Mars from Motley Crue, Mario Winans). Fusing Soul, Rock and Pop, Maya describes her sound as "a female Bruno Mars, if Bruno sang like Chaka Khan."


"catchy, deep, and mighty"

- Independent Artist Buzz

"Maya Azucena brings a musical revolution"

- BuzzFeed News

"electrifying audiences with her emotive style and vocal…delivers with heart and soul every time you see her."

- Nelson George, Author / Music Critic / Journalist / Filmmaker (Halle Berry, Chris Rock)

"…storytelling lyrics and soulful, soaring vocals."

- Billboard Magazine

"...a remarkable new singer"

- Recording Magazine

"...voice is so sensuous and sultry...with inspirational themes."

- Washington Post

"...like Chaka Khan and Roberta Flack."

- NY Post

"Maya Azucena brings activism back to the Arts, ala Nina Simone"

- EBONY

"The Best Pipes at SXSW"

- Austin Chronicle

"...soul superstar in the making"

- SoulTracks.com (World's #1 soul website)

"...she sang on, of justice with wings, of love in everything, of feeling good and feeling strong and how everything, everything, everything's gonna be all right."

- Washington Post

"Armed with a powerfully compelling voice, Azucena just could be the most impressive of the current hip-hop/soul/r&b diva crop..."

- Village Voice

"powerful vocals and broad range command attention…"

- Performing Songwriter Magazine

"Azucena comes across as a completely real character in her songs, someone you not only believe in, but you're rooting for to win in the end."

- East Bay Express

"Deep and soul-bearing, she sings like she's been everywhere and seen it all."

- CD Baby

Maya Azucena Band "has the power to 'penetrate blocks' and to touch people from different cultural backgrounds."

- Chinese newspaper

"You are astonishing and your energy transformed consciousness."

- Eve Ensler, Tony Award winning playwright, performer, and activist, the author of The Vagina Monologues, and Founder of V-Day and One Billion Rising, the worldwide campaign to end violence against women.