‘Visiting India is a childhood dream’
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.