Maria has become a citizen of the world and yet her ties to Ecuador are evident in the heart of her music. A vocal quality that shifts color, urgency and mystery as each song carries her into a unique realm.
Pin point melodic and rhythmic accuracy don’t get in the way of her emotional truth. This all exists quite effortlessly it seems in Maria’s well trained voice that also yearns to tell stories of real life, real people, real emergencies on our planet. Her musicianship and her humanity are on the line with each song and improvisation. She is an amazing singer.
Maria Tejada not only has the talent and the facility to sing, it seems to me that above all she has a deep sensitivity and an inescapable commitment to art. His dedication to the study and knowledge of different genres in which he has ventured, has allowed her to develop his own distinctive style. This, added to her auditory finesse and her trained and privileged voice, have configured an artist with all its letters: a voice that has marked the musical history of Ecuador; and that, now in its mature stage, serves as an example to new voices on the road to singing, inside and outside the country.
Beyond greatly admiring María for her immense talent, professionalism and her magnificent and original interpretive quality, I value and appreciate her enormous contributions to the music of Ecuador. Thank you Maria for everything you do.
María Tejada has brought us her crystalline and light voice. A sailing ship moving through a vast repertoire. In her interpretation you can see both: the knowledge and the breadth of the sea she navigates, the control of its storms and a moving depth. At the same time, we are amazed at her ability to fly. For her voice, it is possible to cross borders and meanings, to go from one genre to another, from one language to another, from this geography to the return and back, from the brain to the heart.
Having become aware of the Center of all of this Elevation coming from Art, Maria Tejada herself, whose ability to mesmerize an audience is inexplicable, simply because of the natural spiritual embrace that they all feel from her voice. It is hard to explain or identify, simply because there is nothing obvious coming from her; but when you leave, the graciousness and feeling of the embrace wraps around you and stays there as long as you allow It.