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Maya & Sage

Country of origin:


Type of music generally:

New Age


Most recent release, Mantra Meets Melody (2009)

See also:

Maya & Sage's site


Others in the New Age genre

Covers/own material:


General comments:

See album comments below

Recommended first album:

Spirit of Love is the only one we've heard


Spirit of Love

Release info:

2004—Spirit Singer Productions (P.O. Box 1602, Felton, CA 95018, U.S.A.)—SSP-0285-2


See Maya & Sage's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended for fans of mantras and chants and uplifting New Age pop

Group members:

Maya—vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, harmonium, piano, cyrstal bowl, bells, breath sounds
Sage—vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, Celtic harp, keyboards, harmonica, didgeridoo, Native American flute, rhythm track programming, shaman drum, djembe, dumbek, bongos, shaman shaker, rain stick, chimes, bells, party sounds, breath sounds

Guest artists:

Silvia Nakkach—vocal invocation (10), vocal embellishments (1, 2)
Geoffrey Gordon—tabla, kartals, harmonium, shakers (6)
Craig Owens—bass (2, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11)
Nature Sounds—great horned owl, red shouldered hawk (5)
Gary Regina—C melody, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone (10), WX-7 wind controller, penny whistle, tenor recorder, soprano records (9)
Brent Wilkins—bass (3, 7), electric guitar (7)
Rob Carpenter—trumpet (10)

Produced by:

Maya and Sage Knowles


The album starts with two lovely chanting tracks, "Calling Sita Ram" and "Jai Sita Ram", but then devolves into new age song and the vocals suddenly become nasal. The musicianship throughout it good. This is generally a little more pop and up-tempo than most New Age music. (

Thanks to Sophia Gurley for work on this entry.

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