Global Spirit: Sound of the Soul

About This Episode


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 strong 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, Afghanistan, Mauritania, the USA, Portugal, and France. A refreshing antidote to religious fundamentalism and violence, the program 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.”

Global Spirit investigates philosophical and existential issues of the 21st century, tracing the eternal, yet still evolving human quest for meaning, truth and wisdom. Weaving compelling filmed segments with informed, engaging studio conversations, the series offers an intimate, discovery-filled viewing experience.