On-the-spot France

Syrian Cultural Caravan tours France with reminders of war

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The Syrian Cultural Caravan in front of the MUCEM in Marseille
The Syrian Cultural Caravan in front of the MUCEM in Marseille Facebook page/Caravane Culturelle Syrienne

Summer is festival season in France and Europe and artists are travelling to attend and participate in performances. With a war raging in their home country, a group of Syrian artists is approaching this festival season with a different message. They’re touring France in a caravan to engage with other artists and audiences over what is happening to the Syrian people caught between jihadis and regime loyalists.