6 July 2019
Being a rebel is a state of mind. You can’t depend on hope. To me rebellion is to do what you always wanted - Jake Shuker
I don’t make war music. I try to make a horrible situation better. I try to bring hope to children around me - Aeham Ahmad
Jake Shuker, frontman of the death metal band Maysaloon, and concert pianist Aeham Ahmad, musicians from the Syrian capital Damascus, will give rare UK performances in IWM London’s atrium.
The pair will then share their experiences as musicians living through the Syrian conflict in conversation with BBC journalist and filmmaker Ben Zand. They'll discuss how it affected them as artists and performers, what it was like to play at risk of punishment and the cost of becoming a ‘rebel musician’,
Supported by the World Metal Congress
Rebel Sounds Live was 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 revealed why some try to erase or exploit culture, while others risk everything to protect, celebrate and rebuild it.