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Maya Youssef @ The IKON

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Saturday 14th May

Maya Youssef
Ikon Gallery – 6pm

1 Oozells Street, Brindley Place

Birmingham B1 2HS

Free Entry (donations greatly received)



Virtuoso Syrian Kanun player Maya Youssef has a unique approach to playing the traditional instrument, the kanun.  She has performed world-wide and has won the Exceptional Talent award. She is currently working on her debut album, and researching “Music Healing for Syrian Refugee Children” for her PhD.  Maya is a regular on the BBC and featured at the BBC Proms at The Royal Albert Hall amongst other prestigious venues and festivals. Described as “elegant” and “entrancing” by BBC Radio 3.

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