Saturday 27 June 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online fundraiser concert for Sevenoaks Welcomes Refugees on Saturday 27 June at 7:00 pm, featuring the sublime and moving music of Ayman Jarjour (guitar) and Maya Youssef (qanun), two world-class artists both originally from Damascus. The money raised will help support vulnerable Syrian refugees rebuilding their lives in the Sevenoaks area, as part of the UK Government's Resettlement Scheme.
Internationally renowned Syrian classical guitarist Ayman Jarjour has performed worldwide, including at Carnegie Hall in New York, and studied in Madrid and Juilliard. Ayman returns to Sevenoaks with a varied programme including Classical, Spanish, Latin, Modern and Syrian music, to support Syrian refugees resettling in the Sevenoaks area. Here's a clip of Ayman in performance, and his website.
Maya Youssef is a virtuoso performer on the qanun, the traditional 78-stringed Middle Eastern plucked zither. She moved to London under the Arts Council's "exceptional talent" scheme and has played at the BBC Proms and alongside Damon Albarn. Here's a clip of Maya in the recording studio, and her website. You might like to read this media review in the Guardian and listen to her recent appearances on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4