Syrian Dreams – Out 17th Nov 2017

Bombs turn into roses
Touta (arr. Maya Youssef)
Queen of the night
Syrian Dreams
The Seven gates of Damascus
The Sea
All tracks composed and arranged by Maya Youssef except for Touta (Traditional/arranged)

…the act of playing music is the opposite of death, its a life and hope affirming act

The war started in my homeland in 2011. From that point on making music was no longer a choice, it was a crucial means to express and come to terms with intense feelings of loss and sadness from seeing my people suffer and my homeland destroyed. On a hot summer’s afternoon in London in 2012 I was watching the news. At the time I felt overwhelmed, as if I was going to explode, so I held my qanun and ‘Syrian dreams’ came out of me. That was the very first piece of music I wrote.


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