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Sound and Spirit; Teachers and Students

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Sound and Spirit
Teachers and Students
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Sound And Spirit is a weekly series of hour-long radio programs exploring the human spirit through music and ideas.The program blends classical, traditional and world musics with myth and history, stories and poetry, and commentary from composers, theologians and writers, to provide insight into various aspects of the human experience. Each week the program explores connections between world cultures and examines different approaches to universal questions.

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"Every time an old man dies, it is as if a library burned down" says a griot of Mali, and for them it is true - much of their peoples' tradition is taught in songs from one generation to the next. Ellen Kushner speaks with Los Angeles teacher Rafe Esquith and explores the spiritual dimensions of the relation between teachers and their students, and music of teachers ranging from the Sieur de Sainte Colombe and Nadia Boulanger to the Rev. Gary Davis and Malian griots.

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Chicago: “Sound and Spirit; Teachers and Students,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 24, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_A9F0D9037B754D5182844268F8F52191.
MLA: “Sound and Spirit; Teachers and Students.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 24, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_A9F0D9037B754D5182844268F8F52191>.
APA: Sound and Spirit; Teachers and Students. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_A9F0D9037B754D5182844268F8F52191
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