Azaima Anderson is a woman of the world, and her music reflects her spirit of inquiry and devotional practice. From the time her mother taught her how to harmonize and distinguish classical composers from one another at age five, she has loved singing, writing, playing and performing.
Azaima’s music is lyric-driven. Drawing from her country, pop, folk, rock, blues and jazz influences, she selects the style that will best serve the story.
She has been a Kerrville New Folk Finalist. Her album, Horse Sense, won the Down East Country Music Associations of America’s Album of the Year, and her song, “Horse Sense” won the Country Music Associations of America’s song of the year. Her songs have won awards in three different genres.
Most recently, she has departed from her lyrical roots to compose an album of prosperity chants in the Sufi tradition called Heart Lightning. This critically acclaimed work has a hypnotic feel and can be appreciated as a spiritual practice or as relaxing background music.
In addition to her work as a performing songwriter and recording artist, Azaima is also proficient in the healing arts, having created her own healing modality called Heart Lightning that can remove long-held mental and emotional blocks in as little as one session.
Azaima wrote the astrology column for a weekly newspaper for over ten years. She is certified to teach two styles of yoga, Kripalu and Kundalini. She trained as a shamanic practitioner in Mexico and Peru.
Her world travels have given her an appreciation of many traditions, styles and customs. She is now an ordained interfaith minister who guides meditation and healing retreats at her Heart and Wings Retreat Center.