European Citizen Popsong (3 stars)

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European Citizen Popsong

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Marieke Dermul, DeBrakkeGrond, Big in Belgium, Richard Jordan, TRP, Summerhall

Music’s power has erased boundaries before, but can it make us feel connected as citizens, even after the Brexit? Last year, theatre maker Marieke Dermul researched if such a thing as a European identity or a common European sense exists. With this question in mind, she started a journey through Europe. By collecting opinions and musical input by citizens from all over Europe; lyrics became a collection of fears and doubts, music as a symbol of hope and the popsong for unity arose. This is that story.

Age category: 14+

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European Citizen Popsong

14 Aug 20183 stars

Marieke Dermul's search for a song that the whole of Europe can get behind

Why can't we all just get along? Perhaps music holds the answer to the world's problems. Belgium's Marieke Dermul clearly knows her Bobbysocks! from her 'Diggi-loo Diggi-ley'; she's a Eurovision fan who has been working, before and after the UK's Brexit…

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