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.