A woman in a red dress holding a qanun (a string instrument).
Thu 20 Jun 2024
Maya Youssef: Finding Home
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Howard Assembly Room

To celebrate World Refugee Day, join British-Lebanese singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Maya Youssef as she performs music from her latest album, Finding Home.

Hailed as “queen of the qanun,” the 78-stringed Middle Eastern plucked zither, Maya’s intense and thoughtful music is rooted in the Arabic classical tradition but forges pathways into jazz, Western classical and Latin styles.

Born in Damascus, as a result of the war in her home country Maya arrived in the UK in 2012. Since then, she has pushed the boundaries of the qanun and has performed at the venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Barbican, Shakespeare’s Globe and WOMAD Festival.

Finding Home is a journey through memories and the essence of home both within and without in the search of that place of peace, comfort, and healing which manifests in everyone in a unique way.

The evening will also feature support slots with musicians from the local refugee community.

Howard Assembly Room

46 New Briggate
United Kingdom

53.799866, -1.540931

    Thu 20 Jun 2024
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