A lifelong composer, pianist and singer, Cycon discovered the 'oud while traveling in Palestine. Arabic music, which soon became her passion, has become the centerpiece of her music--original compositions that include jazz, cinematic, orchestral and even pop/rock influences. Her unique blend of styles and cultural bridging has earned her performances in New York City, Senegal, Beirut, Palestine, Jordan, London, Tunisia, Kuwait and at the Nobel Peace Award Ceremonies in Oslo, Norway. She often uses her music to make statements about social and political issues around the world. For example, her music video cover of the popular Christmas song "Carol of the Ouds" enabled her to raise over $5,000 for Syrian refugee children in 2015. Cycon has released two albums, "We Will Be Light" (2015) and "PRAYER" (2017). After completing "Cultural Diplomacy" tours for the US State department in Tunisia, Jordan and Kuwait, giving workshops and concerts, Aliya decided to move to Spain. Upon moving, she founded a new project, "Aliya and the New Andalus," which blends Arabic oud, Flamenco, Andalusian influences and Pop.