Maya Youssef is a virtuoso of the qanun which is a 78-stringed plucked instrument. Her intense and thoughtful music is rooted in the Arabic classical tradition but forges pathways into jazz, Western classical and flamenco styles. Her latest album Finding Home is a journey through memories and the essence of ome both within and without. Her music explores the deep and visceral sonic textures of the qanun, with songs defined by comfort, healing and peace. She will be joined by a host of outstanding musical collaborators for this world premiere performance and special album launch event.
Colourful virtuosityBBC Radio 3