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.

Also part of Finding Home Festival

SAT 26 MAR 11AM Finding Home Keynote Presentation
SAT 26 MAR 12.30PM Finding Home Cultural Sharing
SUN 27 MAR 1PM/3PM Finding Home Seven Gates of Damascus

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