Maya Youssef

Date:Sun 16 Feb
Time:Doors 6pm. Music starts 7pm.
Venue:J2
Price:£17 adv

Featuring MAYA YOUSSEF (qanun), ELIZABETH NOTT (percussion) and SHIRLEY SMART (cello)

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 describes 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 the winner of Arts Council England’s Exceptional Talent award and Songlines’ Newcomer Music Award 2018.

Part of the Ahbab Festival

Delicious Arabic Meze and Tagines available from the Bedouin kitchen.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.

Cambridge Junction works closely with groups and organisations to provide a safe, welcoming space for everyone. We are a venue that strives to be inclusive and promote equality for all. If you have any access requirements or questions please contact Cambridge Junction prior to your visit so we can make your experience as convenient as possible. For more information about accessibility please click HERE.

J2 has flat floor access.

If you have any concerns or need assistance whilst visiting us please speak to any member of staff and they will help you or contact a Duty Manager.

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