Maya Youssef (SY)

Wednesday 21/11
20:00
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Dører 19.00
Konsertstart 20.00
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Maya Youssef Trio til Folken!

Maya Youssef, født i Damaskus, er en virtuos med qanun, et tradisjonelt instrument fra Midtøsten med 78 strenger i slekt med siteren. Siste år ga hun ut debutalbumet sitt, "Syrian Dreams", til fantastiske anmeldelser og stor oppmerksomhet fra en lang rekke medier som BBC, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post og mange flere.

"Born and raised in Damascus, Maya Youssef was set for a career as a performer before the Syrian war began in 2011. She had defied convention by swapping the violin in preference to the qanun – traditionally, a man’s instrument – and, excelling, had studied in Dubai before coming to the UK on a scholarship that recognizes exceptional talent. At that point, Youssef was studying for a doctorate and working with refugee children on the side. In 2012, a year after war had started, she describes how the music that makes up Syrian Dreams exploded from her. Her first set of compositions, the album is a direct response to anguish and it sets up music as a life-force which is the antithesis of destruction." - New Internationalist

Selv sier hun om albumet: "This album is my personal journey through the 6 years of war in Syria. It is a translation of my memories of home and my feelings into music. I see the act of playing music as the opposite of death; it is a life and hope-affirming act. To me music is a healer and an antidote to what is happening, not only in Syria, but across the whole world. I like to think that my music brings people back to humanity and to their heart centres, where no harm can be done to any form of life and where all can exist together in peace."

Maya Youssef har fremført musikken sin i store deler av verden, men dette er hennes første konsert i Norge.

I tillegg til Maya Youssef består trioen av Barney Morse-Brown på cello og Elizabeth Nott på perkusjon.

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