Tuesday 13 August 2019
Culture Under Attack is a season of three free 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.

What should a musician do when their country is engulfed in conflict?

Syrian metal singer Jake Shuker and pianist Aeham Ahmad brought the sounds and stories of musical rebellion to Rebel Sounds Live: Syria at IWM London, the first of a series of events highlighting the power of music as resistance. 

They performed live in the atrium at IWM London then joined journalist and flimmaker Ben Zand for a discussion about how conflict had affected them as both people and performers.

Watch some of the highlights of the event. 

The next Rebel Sounds Live event is on 21 September. It features the X-Ray Audio Project and unique live performances by bassist Ayse Hassan (Savages and EŞYA) with Alex Keegan (Blood Sport), as well as a live demonstration of backstreet vinyl-cutting using an original vintage lathe.

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