Maya Youssef Syrian Dreams

Syrian Dreams

Maya Youssef

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Released on November 17, 2017 by harmonia mundi

Main artist: Maya Youssef

Genre: World

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Album : 1 disk - 10 tracks Total length : 00:49:41

  1. 1 Horizon

    Maya Youssef, Performer, Primary - Barney Morse-Brown, Performer, Primary Copyright : harmonia mundi 2017

  2. 2 Bombs turn into roses

    Maya Youssef, Performer, Primary - Barney Morse-Brown, Performer, Primary - Sebastian Flaig, Performer, Primary Copyright : harmonia mundi 2017

  3. 3 Hi-Jazz

    Maya Youssef, Performer, Primary - Sebastian Flaig, Performer, Primary Copyright : harmonia mundi 2017

  4. 4 Touta (Arr. Maya Youssef)

    Maya Youssef, Performer, Primary - Barney Morse-Brown, Performer, Primary - Sebastian Flaig, Performer, Primary - Attab Haddad, Performer, Primary Copyright : harmonia mundi 2017

  5. 5 Queen of the night

    Maya Youssef, Performer, Primary - Barney Morse-Brown, Performer, Primary - Sebastian Flaig, Performer, Primary Copyright : harmonia mundi 2017

  6. 6 Syrian Dreams

    Maya Youssef, Performer, Primary Copyright : harmonia mundi 2017

  7. 7 The Seven gates of Damascus

    Maya Youssef, Performer, Primary - Barney Morse-Brown, Performer, Primary - Sebastian Flaig, Performer, Primary - Attab Haddad, Performer, Primary Copyright : harmonia mundi 2017

  8. 8 Breakthrough

    Maya Youssef, Performer, Primary - Barney Morse-Brown, Performer, Primary - Sebastian Flaig, Performer, Primary Copyright : harmonia mundi 2017

  9. 9 The Sea

    Maya Youssef, Performer, Primary - Barney Morse-Brown, Performer, Primary - Sebastian Flaig, Performer, Primary Copyright : harmonia mundi 2017

  10. 10 Awatef (Bonus Track)

    Maya Youssef, Performer, Primary - Sebastian Flaig, Performer, Primary - Attab Haddad, Performer, Primary Copyright : harmonia mundi 2017

About

When war erupted in Syria in 2011, Maya Youssef was living in London. For this virtuoso qanun player from Damascus, faced with unbearable violence and suffering of her homeland, her only refuge was in music. The compositions on this album came to her as antibodies against extreme sentiments. This album follows her journey across six painful years. In it, she has exchanges with the Iraqi oud player Attab Haddad, English cellist Barney Morse-Brown and the oriental percussionist Sebastian Flaig, under the helpful direction of the mythical producer Joe Boyd. Grave or airy, sad or pacific, the notes of the "eastern piano", also known as the qanun, always hit the mark, and the interventions of the other musicians frame and sharpen them. The central piece, The Seven Gates Of Damascus, is a summary of a musical and poetical spectacle that the musician put together to comfort refugee children in the camps. It holds out the promise of a little sunlight breaking over a dark and devastated world. Everywhere, nostalgia dominates but hope persists. Brilliant! © BM/Qobuz

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