Youssra


I was born on the 9th of October, 1983 which made me a hesitant, passionate Libra. I am an accordionist, composer, songwriter, singer and actress who lives in a very inspiring and complicated city like Cairo. One day in 2011 I posted four songs on my Soundcloud, then with the support of my friends my first concert took place in 2012. I started performing only with my accordion at first. My songs are telling stories about my life in Cairo, whether I wrote them myself or collaborated with other poets who inspired me. People seemed to be enjoying my concerts. But it's when I released my first music video El Soor, I suddenly received a lot of attention, which was a little bit scary but It pushed me to give more time and effort to my music. Later on I collaborated with great musicians who quickly became my second family, we have worked together on the arrangement of my songs and developed the music. Since then we have been playing, touring, experimenting, and searching for more possibilities we can reach with our instruments.
I am really grateful to those two years I've spent at CNIMA, where all the secrets of accordion are hidden.
Youssra