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Visit Oostende - Marvin Gaye

Tourism Oostende worked with us on a mobile app that accompanies a themed Marvin Gaye tour. Havana was responsible for the substantive effect. The app accompanies tourists on a route, past all the places in the city that are linked to the period that Marvin Gaye spent in Ostend.

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The app tells how the artist came to stay, based on images and sound clips,and how the song "Sexual Healing" emerged from Ostend. The trip fits all these moments in the coastal city into a larger, international whole.

The app tells how the artist came to stay, based on images and sound clips,and how the song "Sexual Healing" emerged from Ostend. The trip fits all these moments in the coastal city into a larger, international whole. If the pedestrians are at a key location photographs, newspaper clippings and interviews with people who were involved with him at the time will appear in the app. The walk will be introduced by soul singer Jamie Lidell, and Jan Hautekiet accompanies the tour.

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Since February 15, 2012 you can borrow an iPod with our app from the Ostend Tourist office so you can experience the walk at your own pace. For more info and reservations, go to marvingaye.be.

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