comment 0

Rain bow

Screen Shot 2016-03-12 at 4.56.00 PM

Nour Alkhzam plays piano today at the Idomeni refugee camp on the Greek-Macedonian border (with Hunter’s clear raincoat).

A brave recital today: 24-year-old Syrian refugee Nour Alkhzam played a grand piano in a muddy field at the Idomeni refugee camp. She performed for 20 minutes in the pouring rain, under a plastic sheet, held up by the concert’s coordinator Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Ai brought the white piano to the Greek-Macedonian border camp as a brief beacon of artistic opportunity amid the dismal conditions facing the 12,000 refugees stuck at Idomeni.

It was the first time Alkhzam had touched a piano in three years.

“It tells the world that art will overcome the war,” Ai said.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s