‘Vis­it­ing In­dia is a child­hood dream’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - Sa­marth Goyal ■ sa­marth. goyal@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

Amer­i­can singer Maya Azucena (right) is ex­cited about her up­com­ing In­dia tour. The R&B singer who will be per­form­ing in the Cap­i­tal on Oc­to­ber 29 says that vis­it­ing In­dia is her child­hood dream. “I have al­ways wanted to visit In­dia, ever since I was lit­tle. The sto­ries I have heard about the coun­try are just so beau­ti­ful and I am re­ally thank­ful that it has hap­pened now,” she says adding, “I am moved by what Ma­hatma Gandhi taught his peo­ple here. It’s a land of spir­i­tu­al­ity and I am ab­so­lutely thrilled to be here in In­dia.”

The Brook­lyn-born singer also has a close con­nect with In­dian clas­si­cal mu­sic as well. “I have al­ways been fas­ci­nated by the In­dian clas­si­cal vo­cals. I mean, I re­ally want to know how they mod­u­late their voice while singing. Then there’s also per­cus­sion in the mu­sic there, which I think is amaz­ing as well,” she says.

Al­though she says her visit to In­dia is “like a blind date,” Maya is quite con­fi­dent and says she is not scared about per­form­ing here. “The thing is, I know w that af­ter my show ev­ery­one ne will be jump­ing up and down. I went to China re­cently for a show and I was told that Chi­nese peo­ple ple won’t emote much,” she says, adding, “But af­ter my y per­for­mance was over, all of them, the en­tire crowd was s jump­ing up and down with h me and cheer­ing me on. So oII am not scared about my per­for­mance in In­dia,” she e signs off.

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