MAYA AZUCENA at Phoenix MarketCity
Maya Azucena, born and brought up in Brooklyn, is a very well known artist who can drive audience attention by her enthralling performances. She is a reputed singer, songwriter and a social activist who can uplift the soul in music and travels inspiring through her songs. She recently joined a prestigious line- up of artists such as Jill Scott, Maxwell and Beyonce and performed at Essence Fest in New Orleans.
Collaborating with many artists, Maya has won laurels wining the Grammy award for including a feature on Stephen Marley’s Grammy-winning CD “Mind Control”. She had and also been featured on worldwide renowned TEDxWomen conference and participated in One Billion Rising for an international campaign and music concerts to end domestic violence. Maya was awarded the Best Female Vocal in the international competition for ABC Radio.
Apart from the music career, Maya is also known for her strong social inclinations.
Maya has devoted a significant amount of her career to human rights participation. In 2006, Maya sang at the ‘’Save Darfur: Rally to Stop Genocide” on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in solidarity with Barack Obama, George Clooney, Elie Wiesel and numerous other performers, activists, and celebrities.
Maya recently performed at a Concert for Japanese Tsunami Relief. She wrote two songs for the IFC documentary Lockdown USA, which examines the 1972 Rockefeller Drug Laws. USA
She provided music for Emmy-Winning UN documentarian Lisa Russel’s latest film Not Yet Rain, regarding the advancement of Women’s health laws and reproductive rights in Ethiopia.
Maya performed two years in a row at the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure in NYC Central Park. The race is a massive fundraiser for breast cancer research.
Maya produced Hope Night, a concert event devoted to domestic abuse awareness. The event brought together several nonprofit organizations and speakers, from all over the world.
In 2008 Maya and her band did a 5-week US State Department-sponsored tour of Burma, China, Philippines and Sri-Lanka performing concerts and workshops while appearing national press in an effort to create cultural exchange.
Since then, in 2009, Maya did a similar tour for cultural exchange in Honduras and El Salvador, and will be returning to Honduras for another program.
In response to tours of this nature, Maya was invited to the White House to celebrate the Global Cultural Initiative.
The concert will be an exclusive event, open to all, organized in conjunction with the U.S Consulate, scheduled for 31st October, Saturday between 7 and 9:00 PM.