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  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.  

Livestream Booking Information

All you need is a computer, laptop, tablet or smart device that is connected to the internet to enjoy this stunning programme. The recording of the livestream will also be available to watch again until Thurs 28 Mar @ 12pm.

Colourful virtuosity
BBC Radio 3

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