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  • UNLEASH ME ARRIVES - DECEMBER 2016

    • Single Released worldwide

      Maya's latest single, "Unleash Me," is available worldwide on all digital platforms. Unleash Me is the title track of her forthcoming album. 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), it Fuses Soul, Rock and Pop. Unleash Me is a soaring vocal anthem meant to inspire. Maya has 3 albums under her belt, with her 4th on the way.

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      "Many times, I feel like a bird in a cage. When I try to be what I am, I feel held back and bruised by my confines. I long, with all my heart, to soar free and unfettered. I long for the seen and unseen obstacles to be removed. I desire not to hold in the fire that burns within. I see myself with wings, fully stretched to their capacity, obstacles fallen away, so that I can fly and be who I am, without hesitation. Empowered.

      I feel this personal account of my feelings is relatable to anyone who's greatest potential burns inside. This song is an anthem for all who've had to overcome dark challenges in order to fly. This song speaks to the greatness we walk with, that may have been undermined, hidden, or forbidden. It is a celebration of our greatness. And WILL be unleashed. Unleash Me." - Maya Azucena

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  • LESOTHO AFRICA - Humanitarian Tour

    • Humanitarian tour a Success

      Maya Azucena was invited by the U.S. Embassy in Lesotho AFRICA to do a tour in celebration of 50 years of Independence, and 50 Years of Partnership with the United States. Maya's tour resulted in rousing concerts including one for the King and Queen of Lesotho, at U.S. Ambassador's house. Her tour included stage and recording collaborations with local talent (Seramula Choir, Basotho Sounds Band, and singer-saxphonist Budhaza). Maya, along with her band, also conducted vibrant workshops for fellow musicians and youth. They were fortunate to even have local filmmakers create a documentary of their trip!

      Maya's Humanitarian Tour A Success - Photo Montage

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  • CROATIA APPEARANCE - SPALADIUM ARENA

    • Maya with Gibonni

      Maya has a famous collaboration with Croatian rockstar, Gibonni. Many may not know, she's been invited to Former-Yugoslavia countries more than 40 times with Gibonni, and has appeared on stage with him at more than 100 concerts, as his special guest. In most cases, the audience is 10,000 or more in number. Her recent appearance at Spaladium Arena in Spilt Croatia was for a crowd upwards of 14,000 people. It was exhilarating, as Maya sang duets and the parts she wrote in English with Gibonni's well-known Croatian anthems. Her work with Gibonni makes a statement that music truly is a universal language that can bring worlds together.

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  • RUSSIA TOUR - November 2016

    • Russia

      Maya returned to Russia to join the talented Oleg Butman Trio on a 10-venue tour of the country. This was Maya's 8th visit to Russia, backed by Oleg Butman Trio. In their recent 10 days tour, they traveled more than 10,000 miles within the country including the island of Sakhalin, off the eastern coast of Russia. Well-received in all venues, Maya was impressed by the emotional response to her original songs and lyrics.

      Maya at the Kremlin

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  • 2016 Essence Fest In New Orleans

    • In July, Maya went to New Orleans as part of one of the best festivals in the country, the Essence Festival! She joined the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Tyra Banks, Reverend Al Sharpton, Misty Copeland, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, MTV's Todrick Hall and others on the Essence Empowerment Experience Stage. Performing songs from her forthcoming LP, Unleash Me, she was proud to lend her voice to the themes of empowerment.


  • Points Of Light's Conference On Volunteering And Service In Detroit

    • On June 29th, Maya joined nearly 3000 world renowned change-makers as both speaker and performer at the 2016 Points of Light's Conference on Volunteering and Service in Detroit. It is the largest service-related convening of nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders in the world. Each year, thousands of people who really care about the future of volunteer service convene in one place - to learn from, share with and get inspired by one another- to work together to increase the number of volunteers in the world and the impact of the work they do.


  • Maya Returns To Russia On All-Star Lineup

    • Maya returns to Russia on all-star lineup. On July 11th, Maya returned to Russia to celebrate the 50th birthday extravaganza of jazz musician drummer-composer Oleg Butman. She joined an all-star lineup of players including Igor Butman (Sax), RANDY BRECKER (trumpet), Natalia Smirnov-Butman (Vocal / piano), and LEON FOSTER Thomas (steel pan) at the prestigious Svetlanovskiy Hall in Moscow, and the Coliseum in St Petersburg.


  • Spring 2016 Brings Great Press For Maya's Recent Single Releases And Appearances

    • Spring 2016 brings great press for Maya's recent single releases and appearances. Stand out feature articles in Pop Wrapped, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Blavity, and Pancakes&Whiskey

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      • POP WRAPPED
      • PANCAKES & WHISKEY
      • "Maya Azucena Brings A Musical Revolution" - BuzzFeed
      • "Catchy. Deep. And Mighty." - IndependentArtistBuzz

  • "Travels In Music" Podcast Hosted By Zachary Stockill

    • "Travels in Music" podcast Hosted by Zachary Stockill, "Maya Azucena shares a cross-continental story of song and survival. Every artist has a unique and compelling story to tell, but after our conversation, I would argue that Maya's story is more compelling than most."

      LISTEN: TRAVELS IN MUSIC


  • "The Creative Life" Podcast Hosted By James Taylor

    • "The Creative Life" podcast Hosted by James Taylor: "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."

      LISTEN: THE CREATIVE LIFE


  • In April Maya Headlined Target First Saturdays At The Legendary Brooklyn Museum

    • In April Maya headlined Target First Saturdays at the legendary Brooklyn Museum. Maya introduced some of her brand new music as well as a bunch of "classics". First Saturdays are extremely popular all-day events with Art, Panels, Activities and Music.


  • Djs Offer Praise For Maya's Single Favorite Song

    • DJs offer praise for Maya's single FAVORITE SONG

      "The drum roll is epic!! Three different mixes are actually perfect!! The EMD-Dance type crowd will get it ... in fact I see commercial radio picking the club mix. But the original mix is the main one. I will be definitely putting this in my live sets and radio sets." - DJ A-Ski (Stone Groove Radio, KPFK, Los Angeles, CA)

      "Maya Azucena does it again! 'Favorite Song' is my favorite song because the production is on point and Maya sings with conviction. It grabs you from the beginning and compels the listener to move and be moved. I can guarantee it will be one of the quintessential jams of 2016!" - Mr Chris (Soul Brother Show, KPFT 90.1FM Houston, TX)


  • Friday Feb 12th "Dance Revolution" Anthem Was Formally Released To Fans

    • Friday FEB 12th "Dance Revolution" anthem was formally released to fans. Maya's humanitarian anthem, Dance Revolution, in support of VDay's One Billion Rising campaign to end domestic violence, was commissioned by founder Eve Ensler when the campaign started in 2013. The song, though used in a music video (directed by Rae Maxwell) and in promotional videos directly related to the campaign, had never been mastered and released to the public. On Friday, the original version of the song, as well as an 8 minute "Still Rising" Deep House remix, was released to listeners on all digital platforms (iTunes, Amazon, etc) on Maya's Azucena Songs label.


  • Opening The New Blue Note Hawaii On Waikiki Beach.

    • Opening the new Blue Note Hawaii on Waikiki Beach.

      At the end of December 2015, into the second week of January 2016, Maya was thrilled to perform two weeks of concerts at the brand-spanking-new Blue Note Hawaii club on Waikiki Beach. Yes, that's 24 shows in 12 nights in Honolulu, Hawaii!

      Her band was the very first act to take their stage, and was the exclusive artist for the club's soft opening and New Year's Eve celebration. Following our residency were artists like Kenny G, Roy Hargrove, and superb Hawaiian talent, Jake Shimabukuro. She was received with encores and standing ovations most nights and looks forward to a new yearly tradition playing in Hawaii.