1 December 2019

IWM London

Free event

Free ticket bookings available soon

What happens to musicians whose music is banned? 

Exiled Desert Blues stars Songhoy Blues will perform their music of resistance in free, pop-up performances in IWM’s iconic atrium. 

In a post-performance talk, they will also discuss the Touareg rebellion, civil war and subsequent banning of music under Sharia Law in Mali.

Rebel Sounds Live is part of Culture Under Attack, a free season of three exhibitions, live music, performances and talks at IWM London that explore how war threatens not just people’s lives, but also the things that help define us. Telling stories spanning 100 years, Culture Under Attack reveals why some try to erase or exploit culture, while others risk everything to protect, celebrate and rebuild it.

Contemporary conflict

Rebel Sounds: Songhoy Blues

Contemporary conflict

Rebel Sounds: Songhoy Blues

A group of musicians came together when they were displaced by conflict Mali - and now their voices are heard around the world. 
Songhoy Blues
© Andy Morgan


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