Thursday, 9 November 2017, 19:00 - 21:00
Bank Austria Salon im Alten Rathaus, Wipplingerstraß 6-8, 1010 Vienna
Conversation, reading and concert
syrian-palestinian author and musician
Sonia Aldulayme, arabist
Alexander Tschernek, actor
Magda Seewald, VIDC
Languages: Arabic and German with simultaneous interpretation
Reservation under www.buchwien.at
The syrian musician Aeham Ahmad - a star in his home country - tells the story of his life. How he grew up in a Palestinian refugee camp, how he started to play the piano at the age of five, how he studied music - and how he escaped after the outbreak of the Syrian civil war and took the dangerous flight over the Mediterranean Sea. Today he lives as an artist in Germany.
born in Damascus in 1988, he belonged to the Palestinian minority in Syria and lived with his family in Yarmouk refugee camp. His musical talent was promoted at an early age. From the age of five he learnd to play the piano, later he studied music in Damascus and Homs. In 2015 Ahmad had to flee and came to Germany. Meanwhile he lives with his family in Wiesbaden and gives numerous concerts. In December 2015 he was awarded the first International Beethoven Prize for Human Rights.