This new exhibition explores how music is used to resist during times of war and oppression

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Rebel Sounds from around the world.

London’s Imperial War Museum has announced a new season called Culture Under Attack investigating how war and oppression threaten art and music.

The series will feature exhibitions, performances and lectures over the course of its 6 month duration.

Part of Culture Under Attack, the Rebel Sounds exhibition will explore music is used to resist and fuel change during times of conflict.

These include the youth swing jazz scene in Nazi Germany during the 1930s, punk in Northern Ireland during the 1970s, Serbian pirate radio during the 1990s and Saharan desert blues in present day Mali.

Culture Under Attack runs from 5th July 2019 to 5th January 2020 at IWM London – open daily from 10am-6pm, at Lambeth Road, SE1 6HZ.

Head here for more info.


All images courtesy of IWM London.

Featured photograph: © Andy Morgan – Exiled from their homes, desert blues music group Songhoy Blues explore the political situation and lost culture in Northern Mali.

Additional gallery images, in order of appearance:

1. © Jazzinstitut Darmstadt – The Frankfurt Hot Club opposed Nazi ideology by playing and listening to jazz music.

2. © Goran Basaric – Serbian station Radio B92 championed great music, free news and human rights during a decade of economic turmoil and war under Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic in the 1990s.

3. © Andy Morgan – Exiled from their homes, desert blues music group Songhoy Blues explore the political situation and lost culture in Northern Mali.

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