The poem “Vrijheid” – “Freedom” by Marion Bloem

Poem Vrijheid - Freedom

Music: Tjeerd Oosterhuis
Voices, amongst others: Jan Mulder, Katja Schuurman, Hind, Edsilia Rombley, Howard Komproe, Thé Lau, Denise Jannah, Inci Pamuk, Stijn van der Loo
Video: YvonneMaya Bakker 2012

The poem “Vrijheid” was written by Marion Bloem in 1999. The poem was selected by “Het Nationaal Comité 4 en 5 mei” and a video clip was made and broadcasted several times a day on Dutch television in 2000.

Through translation of her poem “Vrijheid” Marion Bloem tries to understand the meaning of the concept in different countries, cultures, languages. Words do not always mean the same in different languages. Translation confronts us with this continuously and translating poetry even more. A poem can help us to enlighten.
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