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Maya Youssef Trio




Series: City Summer Sounds Festival 2017

Maya Youssef
  • Maya Youssef - Kanun
  • Barney Morse-Brown - cello
  • Joelle Barker - percussion
Kanun player Maya Youssef’s virtuosity and extraordinary musical gifts are combined with a generosity of outlook, warmth, humour and optimism.

The Kanun is a traditional Syrian 78-stringed zither, also existing in differing forms across the Arab world, Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Maya’s exceptional skill on the instrument led to her winning an Exceptional Talent award, which enabled her to migrate to the UK in early 2012. She has made regular appearances on the BBC and at prestigious venues and festivals worldwide.

“The act of playing music is the opposite of death, it’s a life and hope affirming act. To me, music is my own healer and an antidote to what’s happening, not only in Syria, but in the whole world. I like to think that my music brings people back to humanity and to their heart centres, where no harm can be done to any form of life and where all can exist together in peace” (Maya Youssef)

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  • Maya Youssef

    Photo by Sarah Ginn

When and where

7.00pm - 8.00pmMonday 22nd May 2017

Performance Space College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom

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