Sound Of The Soul: The Fez Festival Of World Sacred Music

Sound Of The Soul: The Fez Festival Of World Sacred Music

Director: Stephen Olsson

Cast: Stephen Olsson, Sayed Temsamani Group, Malhoun, Francoise Atlan & the Mohammed Brioul Orchestra

     
 

While most Americans think of gospel music or church hymns when they discuss spiritual music, every faith and culture has different forms of music that reflect their relationship with God. Every year, thousands of musicians and music lovers from around the globe come to Morocco, a city known as an oasis of religious tolerance, for the Fez Festival of World Sacred… See more details below

Overview

While most Americans think of gospel music or church hymns when they discuss spiritual music, every faith and culture has different forms of music that reflect their relationship with God. Every year, thousands of musicians and music lovers from around the globe come to Morocco, a city known as an oasis of religious tolerance, for the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music, where artists of Muslim, Sufi, Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, and other spiritual paths gather to express the joy of worship through music. Filmmaker Stephen Olsson brought a camera crew to the 2004 festival, and The Sound of the Soul: The Fez Festival of World Sacred Music offers an insider's look at this annual celebration of spirituality and art. Performers range from a Christian brass band from New York and Fado singers from Portugal to a chorus of female Berber singers from Africa and medieval ensembles from France, all of whom embrace the philosophy of an Afghan performer who says, "music is the sound of the soul." The Sound of the Soul: The Fez Festival of World Sacred Music was screened in competition at the 2005 Mill Valley Film Festival.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/09/2008
UPC:
0718122516421
Original Release:
2005
Source:
Alive Mind
Region Code:
0
Time:
2:30:00
Sales rank:
97,179

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sayed Temsamani Group Participant
Malhoun Participant
Francoise Atlan & the Mohammed Brioul Orchestra Participant
Fraja Participant
Farida Mahwash and the Kabul Ensemble Participant
Anúna Participant
Sama Souhouri Participant
Tariqa Harraquia Participant
Katia Guerriro Participant
Tallis Scholars Participant
Dimi Mint Abba Participant
Nass El Ghawane Participant
McCollough Sons of Thunder Participant
Gnawa Diffusion Participant
Sirine Choir Participant
Venance Fortunat Participant
Padma Prakasha Narrator

Technical Credits
Stephen Olsson Director,Camera Operator,Producer,Screenwriter
Andrew Black Cinematographer
Rhonda Collins Editor
Sylvia Lai Associate Producer
Hope Mitnick Sound/Sound Designer
Toni Whiteman Associate Producer
Marianne Yusavage Editor

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Sound of the Soul: The Fez Festival of World Sacred Music
1. Opening [5:51]
2. Saad Temsamani [2:49]
3. Malhoun [3:06]
4. Francoise Atlan [9:12]
5. Fraja Zikr [3:17]
6. Venance Fortunat [2:35]
7. Farida Mahwash [4:46]
8. Anuna [2:26]
9. Samaa Sahraoui [2:31]
10. The Sirine Choir [6:07]
11. Kudsi Erguner [1:18]
12. Madjoulin [2:56]
13. Tariqa Harraquia [2:31]
14. Katia Guerreiro [3:58]
15. Tallis Scholars [2:23]
16. Gnawa [1:03]
17. Dimi Mint Abba [3:07]
18. Nass El Ghiwane [2:54]
19. Sons of Thunder [2:32]
20. Credits [2:21]

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