The Freedom Lectures inspire young and old alike to reflect on the value of freedom. Formulated by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941, the Four Freedoms are: Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Religion, Freedom from Fear and Freedom from Want. They are the four values upon which our society was founded. In the weeks before May 5 and on May 5 itself, the Four Freedoms are the occasion for debate and reflection, with Freedom Lectures being organized. Freedom Lectures are free of charge. However, reservations for Jeangu Macrooy’s lecture are required.
Jeangu Macrooy (born 1993) is a Dutch singer and songwriter. In 2018, he performed at the Bevrijdingsfestival Zeeland in Vlissingen. He gained his fame among other things through his participation in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021 in Rotterdam. From January 2024, the singer-songwriter will play the lead role in the musical Jesus Christ Superstar. In 2014, he left Suriname for the Netherlands, where he released his debut EP ‘Brave Enough’. This earned him the title of 3FM Talent, in addition to a nomination for the Edison Pop as Best Newcomer. In 2017, Jeangu released his debut album ‘High On You’ and since then he has played at several major festivals such as Lowlands, North Sea Jazz and EurosonicNoorderslag. In late 2022, Jeangu Macrooy released his third studio album ‘Summer Moon,’ his most candid record to date.
Free ticket reservation
Free tickets for Jeangu Macrooy’s lecture can be ordered here. There is limited seating, so be quick.
Please note: this lecture is in Dutch.