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Sound and Spirit
Road to Santiago, The
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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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Is life a pilgrimage from birth to death, and perhaps beyond? In this award-winning program, host Ellen Kushner explores this metaphor for the human experience through the music of the 500-mile long, one thousand year-old pilgrimage to the shrine of Santiago de Compostela. Hear about the pilgrim's journey, from Dante Alighieri, medieval author of The Divine Comedy, to Jack Hitt, modern author of Off the Road: A Modern-Day Walk Down the Pilgrim's Route into Spain.

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Chicago: “Sound and Spirit; Road to Santiago, The,” 12/27/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_CEC2FC5682CA4201BCBDC644DDB2603F.
MLA: “Sound and Spirit; Road to Santiago, The.” 12/27/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 23, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_CEC2FC5682CA4201BCBDC644DDB2603F>.
APA: Sound and Spirit; Road to Santiago, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_CEC2FC5682CA4201BCBDC644DDB2603F
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