To coincide with the exhibition Rebel Sounds, part of the Culture Under Attack season at IWM London, Imperial War Museums presents Rebel Sounds Live, a free series of live interventions and discussions with musicians and activists who have risked their lives for culture in times of war, exile and censorship.

Performance, Talk

Rebel Sounds Live Syria: Death Metal and Classical Music Under Threat

Performance, Talk

Rebel Sounds Live Syria: Death Metal and Classical Music Under Threat

6 July 2019
IWM London
Explore death metal and classical music in Syria, in light of the country’s recent conflict in this ‘talking gig’. 
© Tina Korhonen / World Metal Congress
© Tina Korhonen / World Metal Congress
Performance, Talk

Rebel Sounds Live Cold War Russia: Jazz and Pop Subculture

Performance, Talk

Rebel Sounds Live Cold War Russia: Jazz and Pop Subculture

21 September 2019
IWM London
Uncover the underground cultural scene in Cold War Russia and see a live demonstration of backstreet vinyl cutting from the X-Ray Audio Project. 
Stephen Coates and Paul Heartfield of X-Ray Audio
© X-Ray Audio Project
Performance, Talk

Rebel Sounds Live Belgrade: Techno Music and Grassroots Resistance

Performance, Talk

Rebel Sounds Live Belgrade: Techno Music and Grassroots Resistance

23 November 2019
IWM London
London-based journalist, broadcaster and DJ Kate Hutchinson will lead a panel of music-activists in a discussion about the rave scene in 90s Belgrade. 
The Serbian DJ and music journalist, Tijana T in Belgrade
© Sever Žolak
Performance, Talk

Rebel Sounds Live Mali: Defiant Music and Songhoy Blues

Performance, Talk

Rebel Sounds Live Mali: Defiant Music and Songhoy Blues

1 December 2019
IWM London
Exiled Desert Blues stars Songhoy Blues perform their music of resistance and discuss rebellion and the banning of music in Mali.
The four members of Songhoy Blues holding their instruments.
Songhoy Blues © Andy Morgan

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.