Native America Calling
Tue November 22, 2011
Music Maker: Gabriel Ayala
Wed. 11/23 11a: Gabriel Ayala (Yaqui) has a unique musical style that has taken him all across Turtle Island. He recently won “Artist of the Year” at the Native American Music Awards in Seneca country.
Each time he picks up his guitar and starts to strum, his story is shared. In his new album “Passion, Fire and Grace” Ayala ties the sound of the classical guitar flavored with flamenco, jazz, tango, and Native American influences to a beat of pan-global percussion. His blend of cultures and world music is food for the soul.