Aliya Cycon Project: Prayer

Aliya Cycon came to New York City to become a professional ballerina, but quickly turned her career aspirations to music and relocated to Boston’s Berklee College of Music. A visit to the West Bank ignited Cycon’s passion for Middle Eastern music, which led to her adopting the oud—a stringed, lute-like instrument used in the Arabic music tradition—as her primary means of expression and…

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