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Sound and Spirit
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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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A thousand years ago the Gypsies left India, spreading throughout the world via Egypt and the Middle East—Today, a unique Gypsy culture flourishes in countries as diverse as Spain and Hungary, Ireland and France, absorbing local musics into its own traditions creating an exciting fusion. Host Ellen Kushner samples the passionate music that has come from generations of struggle and wandering, and speaks with Omara Amaya, member of a distinguished Spanish gypsy family, now creating jazz/flamenco fusion in the USA.

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Chicago: “Sound and Spirit; Gypsies,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 18, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_AD689599FD3C474C8AB1BB80F19C07CC.
MLA: “Sound and Spirit; Gypsies.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 18, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_AD689599FD3C474C8AB1BB80F19C07CC>.
APA: Sound and Spirit; Gypsies. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_AD689599FD3C474C8AB1BB80F19C07CC
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