The pianist of yarmouk tells the story of aeham ahmad a classically trained musician attempting to escape the war in syria for safety in europe aeham rose to international prominence in 2014 after being filmed singing songs of peace amid the rubble of his hometown yarmouk a besieged palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of damascus . Videos of him playing the piano amid the rubble of the yarmouk neighborhood in damascus made the musician aeham ahmad a symbol of hope he now lives in a refugee centre in germany and has . Amid the ruins of the destroyed yarmouk palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of the syrian capital damascus pianist ayham al ahmad provided a rare glimmer of hope amid the devastation . Pre order the pianist of yarmouk the moving story of one young mans struggle to find peace during war and the power of music to bring hope to a desperate nation bbc radio 4 book of the week a man a piano a syrian street under siege one morning on the outskirts of war torn damascus a starving man stumbles through a once familiar street now just piles of rubble
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