New Album ‘Finding home’ out now!

Her project ‘‘Syrian Dreams” is her own way to fight the conflict that destroys her country. She relates…

‘The war started in my homeland in 2011. From that point on making music was no longer a choice, it was a crucial means to express and come to terms with intense feelings of loss and sadness from seeing my people suffer and my homeland destroyed. ‘
Accompanied by percussion and cello, she performs music lamenting the war in her homeland and celebrating its rich cultural and architectural heritage. Following the release of her highly-praised debut album Syrian Dreams last November, she performs her own compositions, tunes from the Syrian folk tradition and the wider Arabic repertoire in what the Guardian describes as: ‘an often exquisite, emotional set that constantly changes mood, from sorrow to hope
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TERRITORIES GERMANY SWITZERLAND AUSTRIA AND ON REQUEST

TOURDATES

26.03.22-UK-Bradford-on-avon-Finding Home Festival
02.04.22-UK-Oxford-St.Barnabas  Church
08.04.22-UK-Sheffield-Firth Court
09.04.22-UK-London-Wasteland Festival
10.04.22-UK-Leeds-Howard Assembly Room
20.04.22-UK-Bristol-St.George’s Bristol
26.04.22-UK-Milton Keynes-The Stables
19.05.22-UK-Fingringhoe-Roman River Music
22.05.22-UK-London-Kings Place
09.06.22-UK-Percy’sLane-The National Centre for Early Music
11.06.22-UK-Manchester-RNCM
15.06.22-FR-Lille-Lille Opera
09.07.22-DE-TFF -Rudolstadt- tbc
 
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Line Up

Travelparty: 4 – 5

Booking Territory: GAS 

Quartett

  • Maya Youssef: Qanun 

    Elizabeth Nott : percussion 

    Mikele Montolli: double base 

    Shirley Smart: cello 

    Al McSween: piano /synth 

Maya Youssef Trio

  • Maya Youssef (kanoun) 
  • Elizabeth Nott (perc) 
  • Barnabas Morse-Brown (vlc)

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Press Reviews

https://mayayoussef.com/press/

Without words, ‘Syrian Dreams’ speaks of the victory of beauty over death”
– Hanni Bode (The German Record Critics’ Award)

She plays as revolution, she plays as rejuvenation, she plays for peace, she plays to heal and she plays to remember.” Outline Magazin

“I challenge anyone to listen to this album and not to weep and in weeping, turn their face to gaze at the stars”
Suhayl Saadi