The piano man gives up

There are many “heroes” designated in war, but a piano player isn’t usually among them.

Aeham Ahmad, the ‘piano man of Yarmouk’, is a hero. While the Yarmouk camp — it’s a Palestinian refugee camp in southern Damascus — was starved and bombed for the last three year in the ongoing civil war, Ahmad kept playing.

“I decided to start making music and to sing about the misery of the camp,” he said, “having no water, exile and emigration and electricity cuts.

There comes a time to give up, however.

He’s joined the refugees trying to find a new home, the BBC reports today.