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Press Release Gerardo Maza
Tribal Warriors Travel Through Space


Gerardo Maza
Tribal Warriors Travel Through Space

Gerardo Maza releases of new world fusion album
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information, contact:

Gerardo Maza at 808 741 9877 or gmaza@earthlink.net

http://www.earthwaveproductions.com/index.html

June 13, 2006—Musical traveler, rhythmic historian and peace-seeker Gerardo Maza celebrates the release of his new world fusion solo album, "Tribal Warriors Travel Through Space", which will be available for purchase in Summer 2006. While most of the record's ten tracks highlight Maza's keyboard work, several also feature special performances by flutist Mark Weinstein and percussionist Greg Pai.


"Tribal Warriors Travel Through Space" is Maza's fourth album since the release of "Rainforest Awakening" in 1994, which is a celebration of the verdant sounds and Shamanic spirits of the world's tropical rainforests. His new recording was partly inspired by a reunion with long-time musical partner Mark Weinstein on a stroke of luck at a festival in Honolulu, Hawaii, Maza's current home.

With personal influences ranging from Codona, Nana Vasconcelos, Irakere, and Phillip Glass, to Pink Floyd, Santana and Sade, as well as global inspiration from the beats of sacred and native music from around the world, Maza has consistently embraced a variety of rhythms and ethno-instrumentation that challenges as well as inspires his listeners. "Tribal Warriors Travel Through Space" furthers this tradition with more fusion-style tracks that incorporate city sounds, special effects, and trance-inducing rhythms.

Diversive album
The album's tribal sounds and variety of instrumentation—Maza alternates his keyboard playing with the nose flute, Korean drum, tar, caxixi, kalimba, udu, electric guitar synth, electronic drum set and acoustic guitar—creates a diverse yet cohesive album that is as much a historical journey as it is an innovative interpretation. "Rolling Thunder, Lightning Strike" creates an aura of solitude with its stirring percussion; "Yema, Yana" soothes the listener with drifting flute solos; and "House of Light" invokes trancelike rhythms that propel the listener on a unique personal and musical adventure far beyond the constructs of everyday life.

Maza, who has been making music since age 11, is no stranger to travel and spirit, or the effort to unite the world through rhythm and melody. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he has spent time in Paris, London, New York and Mallorca before settling down in Honolulu on the island of Oahu, "the gathering place." Diversity of travel and study of spiritual traditions including shamanic ritual, mystical paths and martial arts have all contributed to the creation of "Tribal Warriors Travel Through Space", a personal and professional tour de force. Maza himself perhaps says it best: "I perceive everything in this world as alive, aware and responsive. I use a variety of sounds, and blend them with the living awareness found in musicians… There are no limits to the tools I will incorporate in the process of creation. All these are alive. They respond and interact with each other and with all things."

To order a copy of "Tribal Warriors Travel Through Space", visit:

http://www.earthwaveproductions.com/Recordings/warriors.htm

Tribal Warriors Travel Through Space



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