Middle Eastern Music Blog

Aliya Cycon Releases Cover of Masar (by Le Trio Joubran)

TAQS.IM featured the talented Aliya Cycon on our TAQS.IM Middle Eastern Music podcast back in April 2020 – and she’s been quite busy on the creative front with an exciting new video! When we found out she had a new release, well, it was time to spread the word 

This month marks the 10-year anniversary since Cycon first discovered the oud – which took place on a spontaneous trip to Palestine. It was Cycon’s first time ever in an Arabic-speaking society, and she immediately fell in love with the culture, food and music. A friend showed Cycon the song “Masar” by Le Trio Joubran (a Palestinian oud trio made up of 3 virtuosic oud playing/composer brothers) and the piece really inspired Cycon to begin her journey as an oud player and a composer. As such, releasing this cover is Cycon’s celebration of 10 years since the start of her adventure on the oud.

The video is a refreshing creative representation of this impactful composition, through the vision of Cycon’s own oud artistry, as she can be seen performing on various ouds and also percussion throughout the clip.

You can access the track on the following platforms:

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkOtcweXgL8 (direct video link)
Facebook – https://fb.watch/cQuwS_nhRa/ (direct video link)

You can listen to Cycon’s music overall and other artist content on the following platforms as well:

Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/artist/2tGPl2NstH5CcCCdKK7ekt (artist link)
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/aliyacyconproject/ (artist link)
Apple Music – https://music.apple.com/us/artist/aliya-cycon-project/988791233 (artist link)

Please let us know what you think in the comments below!

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