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14 year old singer-songwriter Maya Salafia all set to record

Maya Salafia is a 14 year old singer-songwriter from Boston, MA who has been writing, performing and recording original music since she was nine years old. Maya writes all her own lyrics and music. in 2019 she released her debut EP "Trapped in a Daydream" and is getting ready to record some new singles in the coming weeks.

Maya Salafia

A devoted “Swiftie,” and K-Pop fan, Maya’s musical influences include Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, Ed Sheeran, various K-Pop groups and other current pop artists. Her sweet, honest and bubbly personality shines through when engaging with the audience. Maya's songs bring the listener on a journey through descriptive imagery in constellations, nature and daydreams, and cover emotions, self-identity, and life’s experiences in new relationships.

Maya is preparing to get back in the studio to record her newer original songs “Winter” and “Spring”" which she plans to release early summer. Each song perfectly describes how the change in each season can inspire and mirror the connection with change, beauty and new beginnings. She has some special guests appearing on her recordings that she is excited to share. Maya is a 14 year old who knows what she wants. She spends a lot of time thinking about composition, and how her songs will resonate with her listeners.

Maya has been working hard at creating a set list of covers she can perform at shows. She likes a blend of pop and a sprinkle of country. She recently performed at Aloft Hotel in the Seaport, Lansdowne Pub, Loretta's Last Call and Walnut Street Cafe with Artists on the Move. She has played her original music at venues like Arts at the Armory in Somerville with LadyBos Productions, Strong Style Coffee House, Piano Factory, and more.

Maya Salafia at Aloft Hotel with AOTM (photo by Patty Duffey)

A classically trained pianist, Maya began studying piano at the age of five. Currently, she studies piano and voice with Paul Jacobs and Emily Desmond. Also a ballerina, Maya trains at Koltun Ballet Boston in Watertown, MA. She has been dancing on pointe since age eleven and will be competing ensemble contemporary at Youth American Grand Prix in early 2020.

Maya's debut EP can be found on Spotify, YouTube and all top streaming platforms. Recording at Blink Music Studios in Cambridge, MA, her EP is a mix of up-tempo songs, and slower piano loaded ballads. Each song perfectly depicts the imagination and creativity Maya so passionately puts into her music. With one EP and another in the works, her charge ahead aggressive commitment will keep new songs coming.

Here is the link to her debut EP, https://open.spotify.com/album/1Q3cGA62j3DpncqJ3r1IJC?si=zZkflUPZRkyXw5PqG2kneQ

Follow her on social media at @mayasalafiaoffical

"Trapped in a Daydream" debut EP Cover Art (on Spotify)

“Maya’s love for song-writing shines through in her performances and honest lyrics. You visualize the story behind the lyrics, and want to hear more, forgetting her young age. Her proud accomplishments are recognized as she confidently masters the piano with her head held high.”-Artists on the Move

Written by Jacqueline DeModena-AOTM

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