Music together

Maryem Tollar

Other, World, Singer/Songwriter

Maryem Tollar

Apr 19, 2020

Maryem Tollar is a renowned Egyptian-Canadian vocalist, known for her world music performances. Her voice has been heard on the theme of CBC’s Little Mosque on the Prairie and A.R. Rahman’s Bollywood hit, Mayya Mayya. She was the featured vocalist in Tafelmusik’s production of multi-media performances of “Tales of Two Cities: The Leipzig-Damascus Coffee House” and the narrator and vocalist in "Safe Haven". She performed Christos Hatzis’ piece “Syn-Phonia – Migration Patterns” with The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Inuit throat singer Tiffany Ayalik; and his multi-media piece “Constantinople” with The Gryphon Trio and Patricia O’Callaghan. Maryem performed with storyteller, Dawne McFarlane, adding music and sounds for performances at the Toronto Storytelling Festival, The Scottish International Storytelling Festival and at Silence Guelph. Maryem performs with several Toronto musical groups including Juno-nominated quartet, Turkwaz (vocal music from Turkey, Greece, The Middle East and The Balkans), and Al Qahwa (Traditional Arabic Music and Original compositions) who have been nominated for a 2020 Canadian Folk Music Award for World Music Group for the CD "Cairo Moon".