Music & Theatre / Festivals / Arts & Culture Maya Youssef qanun

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Hailed as ‘the queen of the qanun’, Maya Youssef is a globally renowned and award-winning qanun player and composer from Syria.

Born in Damascus, as a result of the war in her home country, Maya arrived in the UK in 2012. Since then, Maya has pushed the boundaries of the qanun – a 78-stringed plucked zither traditionally played by men – and has performed at the South Bank, BBC Proms, Albert Hall, The Globe and WOMAD Festival, and around the world.

Her intense and thoughtful music is rooted in the Arabic classical tradition but forges pathways into jazz, Western classical and Latin styles. It explores the emotional and healing qualities of music. For her, the act of playing music is the opposite of death and destruction; it is a life- and hope-affirming

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Friday 12 July 2024, 20:30 - 22:15
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The Hub at St Mary's
Market Square
Lichfield
WS13 6LG

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