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Gabriel Ayala

Gabriel Ayala

Classical Guitarist, composer and writer Gabriel Ayala steps into our Indigenous circle on Talking Feather Radio. Gabriel Ayala is at the forefront of a new generation of American Indians making a career performing classical music. Gabriel is a member of the Yaqui people of southern Arizona. Ayala has released three self-distributed albums: “Self Titled” in 2003, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” in 2007 and “Tango!” in 2008. He has also been a featured artist on several other CD releases. Gabriel records on Canyon Records which released their first classical CD, “Portraits” on Canyon Records Explorer Series- Classical. The Explorer Series is the new sub label developed by Canyon to be able to feature American Indian musicians performing music outside of the traditional Indian genre. Gabriel has been breaking stereotypes amongst Native and Non-Native people by performing classical, jazz, flamenco, and compelling new compositions of his own. His newly coined genre, "JazzMenco" is refreshing