Los Angeles, Dec 5, 2019 (Issuewire.com) - Maia The Artste is happy to announce that her latest release of "Kujichagulia", a new arrangement of one of her original Kwanzaa tunes is now live throughout cyberspace. Maia says, "I'm thrilled to add a jazz expression for the Kwanzaa Season. My family and I have celebrated Kwanzaa since the 1970s. All of my life experiences inform and enrich my art with a spirituality that in turn enriches other's lives."
Kujichagulia (pronounced Kh Gee Chah Gh Lee' Ah) is a Key Swahili term that means self-determination. It represents the second principle of Kwanzaa -- a seven-day long celebration of African-American Culture that takes place December 26th through January 1st.
"Kujichagulia" was written by Maia as a result of being commissioned by the former Music Director of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the late Morris "Butch" Stewart of Joy Art Studios in Evanston, Illinois in 1996. For the newest extended version of "Kujichagulia," Maia collaborated with Glenn Carlos, the director of the Metropolitan Master Chorale in Los Angeles, California, USA.
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KUJICHAGULIA by MAIA
ABOUT MAIA THE ARTSTE
Maia is an internationally renowned Multi-Dimensional Expressionist, composer, lyricist, songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist who is most proficient on the flute, harp, and vibraphone. Maia was the headliner for the Dakar Gore Jazz Festival held in Dakar, Senegal 2019. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA having earned a healthy reputation as an actor with significant film, television, theatre, and national commercials.
photo credit: Dakar Gore Jazz Festival by Lauren Deutsch
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