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Life in Pictures: To Love Is To Hope

Life in Pictures: To Love Is To Hope

Alice Demurtas
Photos by
Art Bicnick

Published October 28, 2017

It’s not easy to free yourself from the constraints of modern life.

Singer-songwriter and troubadour Jélila Bouraoui is trying to learn just that. Travelling the world with the sole company of her instruments, her goal is to spread a positive message of love and hope everywhere she goes.

Jélila came to Iceland only for a couple of weeks, but she was instantly mesmerised. She saw in the country a potential for life in communion with nature. Her ultimate hope is that, through the medium of her music, people can reflect upon their true nature and potential to live a more fulfilling life and enjoy every minute of its singular beauty.