‘The Queen of the Qanun’

Maya Youssef & Guests

Tickets: £20  
£14 Disabled & Unemployed 
£5 Students & Under 35s 

Past Event

Following the recent closure of Theatre Deli’s Eyre Street venue, we can now confirm that this concert will take place at Firth Hall, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, S10 2TN.

All existing ticket holders are being contacted by Sheffield Theatres’ box office who will be re-issuing tickets. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

“She plays as revolution, she plays as rejuvenation, she plays for peace, she plays to heal and she plays to remember.” Outline Magazine 

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

A bar will be open before the advertised start time.