Songlines | Maya Youssef

Africa & Middle East

Maya Youssef
Syrian Dreams (Harmonia Mundi)

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The sublime music on this ode to her native Syria has earned the qanun player, who moved to London under the Arts Council’s “exceptional talent” scheme, a second nomination alongside Best Artist, in the Songlines Music Awards 2018. Damascus-born Youssef’s virtuosic ability on the qanun is clear throughout the album. A Top of the World in #134.

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