Maya Youssef



Friday 28 September 7.30pm

Maya Youssef qanun
Elizabeth Nott percussion
Barney Morse-Brown 'cello

Born in Damascus, Maya Youssef is a virtuoso on the qanun, the magnificent Arabic zither that is at the heart of Arabic classical music. Now based in the UK she released her highly-praised debut album Syrian Dreams in 2017.

Accompanied by percussion and ‘cello, she performs music lamenting the war in her homeland and celebrating its rich cultural and architectural heritage. Her instrument takes possession of her and ‘the music is sure to take possession of you’ (Songlines).

Tickets: £14, £12 concessions

Venue: Richard Burton Theatre

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