An evening of Middle Eastern music from Maya Youssef and her ensemble
Maya is known internationally as the ‘queen of the qanun,’ the 78-stringed Middle Eastern plucked zither, and will be performing with her quintet in the amphitheatre in the heart of our sub-tropical garden.
There is also the option for a Middle Eastern feast before the concert.
More about the Maya Youssef quintet
“As any Syrian will tell you, there is this overwhelming sense of loss and an overwhelming sense of grief. Because that world which existed before the war started, despite it naturally having problems, was a beautiful world with a booming economy, artistic scene, film festivals and visiting international artists, Damascus was the third safest city in the world… With my latest album I want to take people through a transformative journey, where they land in that place of home for them. No matter how that will look like for each person.”
- Maya Youssef
Maya’s latest tour 'Finding Home' is a journey through memories and the essence of home both within and without. The music, deep and visceral, explores the full sonic textures of the qanun and Maya will be accompanied by the same musicians who recorded the album. The music from her latest album of the same name is about finding that place of peace, that place of softness, comfort, and healing which manifests in everyone in a unique way from finding home in nature to the people who make us feel that sense of relief and peace.
Click here to hear Maya talking about her new album: Finding Home
More information about the event
All ticket holders will have access to the garden from 4pm
As this is a fundraising event we are not offering a discount for Trebah members
The concert will go ahead in poor weather for as long as it is safe for us to do so
Regrettably dogs are unable to attend this event
Our amphitheatre is a fifteen minute walk from the Visitor Centre - if you have any access needs please contact Trebah directly on 01326 252200
All proceeds from this event will be donated to Falmouth and Penryn Welcome Refugees who have to date resettled two families from Syria and offer outreach and education opportunities to all refugees living in Cornwall.