Sound of the Soul

"Totally enthralling and captivating." ~ Flo
"I love this show! Try to watch it folks." ~ Magdalene Jaeckel
"A very insightful series with many wonderfully rich, spiritually diverse discussions. Fascinating!" ~ Anonymous
"This show is absolutely the best thing on TV!" ~ Gil Kraus
"Informative, enlightening and beautifully produced." ~ Anonymous
"An excellent series of heartfelt spiritual explorations. Phil Cousineau is a thoughtful interviewer who brings the best out of some of the leading seekers of our time." ~ Anonymous
"Not often do I have a chance to give thanks for such wonderful programming! Tonight I just "happened" on you and my world shifted. Thank you so much for the opportunity to be part of this 'cosmological family'". ~ Judy Newman
"I just finished watching a Sufi and a physicist talking about my favorite subject, oneness. I never imagined I could see this kind of conversation on TV. Thank you so much for this gift!" ~ Sallie Gordon
"Enjoyed this long conversation very much, and look forward to the next one." ~ Anonymous
"I am blown away by how incredibly awesome this series is! I haven’t finished watching them all, but I am deeply moved and touched by these discussions. So powerful! Amazing TV, please keep doing what you are doing!" ~ Katy Throop Montanez

Sound of the Soul

  • Does music have a special transcendent power ? What is “the hearing of the hear?”
  • Experience the healing power of music from the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music.

Sound of the Soul is a compelling portrait of an Arab country where Muslims, Christians, and Jews have lived together in relative peace for centuries. This powerful music-driven documentary demonstrates how music is a unifying, transcendent force, and a powerful starting point for reducing conflict and crossing religious divides. Beautifully photographed during the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music, Sound of The Soul presents unforgettable performances from groups from Morocco, Ireland, Russia, Afghanistan, Mauritania, the USA, Portugal and France.

Sound of the Soul has been shown to critical acclaim in festivals throughout the world, including Tribeca, Vancouver, Jerusalem, Tehran, Dubai, Sarajevo and elsewhere. An inspiring antidote to religious fundamentalism and violence, Sound of the Soul ultimately reveals the essential Oneness among all faiths, so aptly expressed in the Afghan singer Farida Mahwash’s closing affirmation: “Music has no religion, no borders, no boundaries. Music is the sound of the soul.”
Header Photo Credit: © IF Fés / Boissau

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Sufi and Dervish groups from many countries and
traditions perform each year at the Fes Festival.
Photo Credit: © IF Fés / Boissau

The Sirin Choir, from Moscow, performing at the Batha Museum stage under 400 year old oak tree, where scores of birds sing in harmony with each performance.
Photo Credit: © IF Fés / Boissau

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