Maryem Tollar: Wish

Maryem Tollar is an extraordinary singer, composer and songwriter. She is Egyptian-Canadian and lives in Toronto. For over a decade she has been an integral part of Canadian music – having helped forge the acceptance of music from diverse cultures in groups like Maza Meze and Doula.

She has performed traditional Arabic repertoire for classical recital societies and become the favourite singer of composer Christos Hatzis, lending her voice to such highly acclaimed works as Constantinople and Sepulcher of Life. She has toured the country as vocalist in the ensemble of rumba flamenco guitarist Jesse Cook.