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Marc Mahfoud

Musician/Sound Designer/Artist, Self emplyed in Maastricht

Travelling through Europe

PRESENTED ON FEB 06, 2017
IN MAASTRICHT @ VOL 32

As an artist, Marc Mahfoud enjoys the European freedom of expression and movement. In his case, this meant realising his dream of leaving his money home and starting to travel through Europe with a guitar only, crossing borders and visiting three countries in one day. He experienced it as a unique privilege.

However the rising lack of tolerance and understanding is endangering this freedom. When he was robbed twice during his travels everything he stood for got tested.

He would like to encourage us to better appreciate and preserve the freedom that we have in Europe, and to actively participate in the dialogue of open borders and tolerance.

He challenges us to dare to discover! When you travel by foot you get in touch with a wide spectrum of people, you learn to appreciate your life and to respect others. 

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