Talented young Oud player and singer Aliya Cycon was born and raised in America, but her music suggests otherwise. Singing in Arabic, Spanish and English, while showcasing her unique Oud playing, Aliya shares her curiosity for the world through her original compositions and multi-cultural covers. She has performed at the Nobel Business For Peace Awards in Oslo, and toured internationally as a “Cultural Ambassador” for the US State Department, selling out a 1,000-seat amphitheater in Amman, performing in Tunisian summer music festivals, and giving workshops and concerts in Kuwait. Notable collaborations include Jordanian music stars Tareq Jundi and Nasser Salameh, Tunisian icon Zied Gharsa, and LA-based pop singer Naïka. Aliya is a proud endorser of Godin Guitars, La Bella Strings, and Avid Technology.
Her eclectic discography includes the small-ensemble and traditional-sounding "We Will Be Light" (2015) , the large orchestral album "Prayer" (2017) and an upbeat Mediterranean fusion EP called "Aliya and The New Andalus." She has also released a popular single "Jasmine" which is an arrangement of a beloved Tunisian song by Hedi Juini.