Maya Youssef & guests

  • Friday 8 April
    7.00 – 9.00pm
Ticket typeCost
Disabled & Unemployed£14
Students & Under 35s£5

'The Queen of the Qanun'

Following the announcement from Theatre Deli that they will be leaving their Eyre Street venue on 10 January: this event will be held at Firth Hall.

Please bear with us as we make the necessary arrangements; all ticket holders will be informed at the earliest possible opportunity.

“She plays as revolution, she plays as rejuvenation, she plays for peace, she plays to heal and she plays to remember.” Outline Magazine

Damascus-born Maya Youssef is hailed as ‘the queen of the qanun’, a traditional Syrian 78-stringed plucked zither. Based on Arabic musical traditions, her innovative sound has echoes of everything from jazz to flamenco, infused with warmth, humour and optimism. She described her debut album ‘Syrian Dreams’ as her “personal journey through six years of war in Syria. I see the act of playing music as the opposite of death; it is a life and hope-affirming act.

Maya has performed widely around the world, including at the BBC Proms, and is a winner of Arts Council England’s Exceptional Talent award and Songlines’ Newcomer Music Award 2018.

A bar will be open before the advertised start time, please check back here for further details closer to the event.


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