The Aliya Cycon Project's We Will Be Light (self-release, 28:22) finds Berklee-schooled Cycon doing an alluring, shimmering dance between world pop and traditional arabic music. Her [oud] sometimes projects a palpable effervescence, other times an incisive ambiguity. Frank John Hadley, Downbeat Magazine
Greenfield Recorder (8/16/17) - "Life of a musician better fits who I am"
Downbeat Magazine (3/2016) - String Bound article pictured below
LATEST NEWS Aliya is going on tour in Jordan and Tunisia this summer as a Cultural Ambassador for the United States!
March 2018 Aliya visited the Godin Guitars headquarters in Quebec, Canada to demonstrate their 2018 model of the electric oud, the "Multioud Ambiance." Watch the demo video above!
October/November 2017 Aliya finished an incredible 7-week tour where she gave 11 concerts and workshops across the world! In Tunisia, she performed at the home of the US Ambassador with the famous Zied Gharsa. Click the photo below to learn more.
8.7.17 ACP plays at Musikfest, the largest free music festival in the USA.
7.14.17 Aliya Cycon Project performs at their first ever music festival, the Green River Festival. Read a great article about the performance here. Photos in the Past Shows Gallery.
5.16.17 Aliya performed in Oslo for an audience of 900, as well as at the home of the Crown Prince and Princess of Norway as part of the Nobel Business for Peace Summit and Award Ceremony.
2.20.17 Aliya becomes an official endorser of La Bella Strings
1.21.17 Aliya performs her electric 'oud at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA at the Godin Guitars booth
1.19.17 New Release! ACP's official music video Al Muqaatel is now out! Watch here
1.2.17 Aliya's composition is featured on 90.9 WBUR Boston. Listen here
12.15.16 Carol of the Oud was released on YouTube. Watch here
11.18.16 Aliya performs with Lubana al-Quntar, the renowned Syrian singer, in at a benefit for Syrian refugees in NYC
9.17.16 ACP is the featured band at the Boston Palestine Film Festival 10th Anniversary Gala
5.12.16 Aliya graduates Berklee College of Music, Summa Cum Laude
3.2016 ACP's debut album We Will Be Light receives write-up in DownBeat Magazine. Download review PDF here
10.17.15 Aliya is interviewed for Fusion Magazine. Read article here
9.18.15 ACP opens for the famous Vieux Farka Touré
7.2015 Aliya is featured on al-Hurra TV in Lebanon after performing her music in Beirut. Watch here