A part of the Finding Home festivalMore info
Maya Youssef qanun
Al McSween piano
Elizabeth Nott percussion
Mikele Montolli upright bass
Shirley Smart cello
Hamsa Mounif vocals
The Ligeti String Quartet
Projections by Syrian artist Sara Shamma
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 home 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.
This concert is part of the Finding Home festival. Browse other festival events below.
Colourful virtuosityBBC Radio 3