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Interviews & Features

Syrian Dreams Reviews
The Guardian
Songlines Magazine
The New Internationalist
London Evening Standard
fRoots
al Qantara
Syrian Dreams review by novelist Suhayl Saadi
Rootsworld
Rock and Reel Magazine
QANTARA
Musicians' Union Magazine
TV Interviews
BBC World Service
Interview on Winkball TV
BBC Arabic TV, Afaq
al-Ghad al-Arabi (Arabic)
MBC (Arabic)
Dubai TV (Arabic)
Syrian TV (Arabic)
Manoto Iranian TV with Awj Trio (First 10 minutes - English/Farsi)
France 24 TV Culture Show (Arabic)
Al Arabiya TV (Arabic) Report on Syrian Dreams' album launch at IMA (Institut Du Monde Arabe)
France 24 TV Hiya al Hadath (Arabic)
i24 TV
Al Jazeera TV
Fuuse
Abu Dhabi: Azifat Show
Qisetna: Mini Documentary: Finding Home
Radio Interviews
The Sound of Syria on BBC Radio 4, Four Thought
Feature interview on BBC Arabic Midnight Talk
The Story of ‘Syrian Dreams’ on Monte Carlo Doualiya
Interview on Monte Carlo Doualiya
BBC Radio 3, In Tune
BBC Radio 3, World on 3
BBC Radio 3, Late Junction
BBC Arabic Radio, BBC Xtra
The Story Behind "Breakthrough" on Monte Carlo Radio
At the Nest Collective's hour on Resonance FM
The Front Row, BBC Four
The Arts Hour, BBC World Service
Live from Oxford Literary Festival on BBC World Service
Tarab on Monte Carlo Doualiya (Arabic)
Café Chaud show on Monte Carlo Doualiya (Arabic)
The story behind each melody (Hikayet Nagham) on Monte Carlo Doualiya Radio (Arabic)
BBC Xtra end of year special (Arabic)
A World in London with DJ Ritu, Resonance FM
BBC Radio 3 Intune
BBC Radio 4 Loose ends
RTE LYRIC FM: Highlights from National Concert Hall, Dublin
National Norwegian Radio: Highlights from the concert in Folken part one
National Norwegian Radio: Highlights from the concert in Folken part two
Jazz FM
Outlook BBC World Service Feature
New Sounds
BBC World Service - The Compass
BBC Sounds - Music Planet
New York Public Radio - New Sounds
BBC World Service - The Compass
Can Art Save Us?
BBC Radio 3 - This Classical Life with Jess Gillam and Maya Youssef
BBC Radio 3- In Tune
PodBean - Review of 'Finding Home', an album from Maya Youssef
Written Press
Financial Times: 'A Prayer for Peace'
Shetland Times (5th May 2017): "Youssef is Powerful and Emotive"
Huffington Post Arabic feature
Feature interview on Revoice Magazine
Articulate
Songlines Magazine Feature
Star and Crescent
The Eye of the Celebrities Magazine (Arabic)
Al Eqtisadiya (Arabic)
24 News Japan (Japanese)
The Eye of Celebrities magazine (Arabic)
Ahlan Magazine (Arabic)
The National (UAE)
Eye of Celebrities magazine. (Arabic)
The National UAE: Finding my voice at the darkest of times by The National UAE
Review of Norfolk and Norwich Festival concert
Songlines- My instrument feature
LARK Magazine feature
ISM Magazine Feature
Wiltshire Music Centre: Artist spotlight
Qisitna Feature
365 Bristol Q&A
York Mix Q&A
York Press Feature
National UAE: The first Arab to ever receive the honour: Syrian qanun player wins top music award
Birmingham Mail Feature
FATEA Records review 'Finding Home'
Yack Magazine - Jasmine Bayati Review
Vents Magazine Feature
PRS Magazine Feature
Arab News Feature
Songlines Magazine - 5-stars review and Top of the World
Interview to polish newspaper
Global Sounds Info
Transglobal Music Charts
World Music Central
Blog Foolk Magazine
Belfast Live
Songlines Magazine - 10 BEST ALBUMS OF 2022

Quotes


PRESS QUOTES 

“Without words, ‘Syrian Dreams’ speaks of the victory of beauty over death”
– Hanni Bode (The German Record Critics’ Award)

“A chamber music of sorts….Amid the rich Middle Eastern textures are echoes of everything from baroque strings to Philip Glass”
-The Financial Times

“breathtaking slice of originality”
-fROOTS

“This is a celebration of culture as much as a holding fast of all that is good”
**** The New Internationalist

“Queen of the qanun”
BBC Radio 3, Resonance FM

“Glorious”
BBC Arabic TV

“Exquisite”
The Guardian 

“an Icon”
Eye of Celebrities Magazine

“Majestic”
 BBC Radio 3, Late Junction

“One of the leading qanun players in the Arab world”
 Dubai TV, Weekly Art

“elegant, entrancing”
BBC Radio 3, In Tune

“colourful virtuosity”
 BBC Radio 3, World on 3

“Genius”
BBC World Service, Global Beats

“a Star”
France 24 TV, Heya al Hadath

“magical”
Ahlan Magazine

“Dazzling”
BBC Music Magazine

“Intoxicating”
BBC Radio 3 -Georgia Ruth,  Al Arabiya TV- The Morning Show

“just beautiful”
Iggy Pop Confidential, BBC 6

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

“I challenge anyone to listen to this album and not to weep and in weeping, turn their face to gaze at the stars”
Suhayl Saadi