She has performed at festivals in Africa and Europe and she will be performing in North America for the first time in May and June 2016.
Her songs sing of the new political horizons for Kenya, of the plight of women across the world, personal introspections of both the joy and solitude felt in not belonging to any single culture or community and love.
Maia’s debut album Drift (Feb 2013) is a culmination of her travels, collaborations and experiences, and her music video “Jellyfish”, with the band submerged in glassy waters, is a surrealist-dream where flowers are traded as legal tender and the gentle jazzy tingling beat leaves you floating away.
Her previous recordings include 2008’s self-titled EP featuring “Oyster” which appeared on Warner Poland’s Ladies’ Jazz Album Vol 6, and “Uko Wapi” which earned her two African Academy Awards for best soundtrack for the films “From a Whisper” and “‘Imani”.
Maia is currently working on her new EP due for release in May 2016, as well as codirecting her first feature length documentary, The Letter set for release in 2017.