Ostend and Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye's inspiration in Ostend
The Marvin Gaye app is a mobile app which takes you on a tour of Ostend, in the footsteps of the great Marvin Gaye during his Ostend period. During a walking tour of the city, you learn all there is to knowabout his recovery and how the monster hit "Sexual Healing" came about. A varied tour elaborates on this local story, and on the larger international scope.
The story is told through a mix of moving images taken from existing archival footage, completed with photos, newspaper clippings and interviews with the people involved, by a narrator . The walk is introduced by none other than the famous Jamie Lidell. He is the ideal representative of a new generation of soul musicians who were heavily influenced by Marvin Gaye’s music.