Soul Music [The Documentary]

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01You Are My Sunshine20190717

You Are My Sunshine - the 1930s country song has morphed from political slogan into a children’s favourite. It has since been recorded by more than 400 artists from Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash to Aretha Franklin and Bryan Ferry. A mother and daughter explain how the song helped the daughter's recovery after a catastrophic car crash.

Music brings meaning to our lives. From first breath to last rites music is there, helping us to deal with our emotions and reflect on our experiences. Be it solace or celebration, grief, love, lost youth or contented aging, we find ourselves reflected in the music we love and share. Soul Music takes a piece of music and talk to people for whom it has a special place in their lives.

(Photo: From left: Jimmie Davis, Veda Ann Borg, 1949. Credit: Getty Images)

The 1930s country song You Are My Sunshine and how it became a children's favourite

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

01You Are My Sunshine2019071720190718 (WS)

You Are My Sunshine - the 1930s country song has morphed from political slogan into a children’s favourite. It has since been recorded by more than 400 artists from Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash to Aretha Franklin and Bryan Ferry. A mother and daughter explain how the song helped the daughter's recovery after a catastrophic car crash.

Music brings meaning to our lives. From first breath to last rites music is there, helping us to deal with our emotions and reflect on our experiences. Be it solace or celebration, grief, love, lost youth or contented aging, we find ourselves reflected in the music we love and share. Soul Music takes a piece of music and talk to people for whom it has a special place in their lives.

(Photo: From left: Jimmie Davis, Veda Ann Borg, 1949. Credit: Getty Images)

The 1930s country song You Are My Sunshine and how it became a children's favourite

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

01You Are My Sunshine2019071720190718 (WS)

You Are My Sunshine - the 1930s country song has morphed from political slogan into a children’s favourite. It has since been recorded by more than 400 artists from Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash to Aretha Franklin and Bryan Ferry. A mother and daughter explain how the song helped the daughter's recovery after a catastrophic car crash.

Music brings meaning to our lives. From first breath to last rites music is there, helping us to deal with our emotions and reflect on our experiences. Be it solace or celebration, grief, love, lost youth or contented aging, we find ourselves reflected in the music we love and share. Soul Music takes a piece of music and talk to people for whom it has a special place in their lives.

(Photo: From left: Jimmie Davis, Veda Ann Borg, 1949. Credit: Getty Images)

The 1930s country song You Are My Sunshine and how it became a children's favourite

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

You Are My Sunshine - the 1930s country song has morphed from political slogan into a children’s favourite. It has since been recorded by more than 400 artists from Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash to Aretha Franklin and Bryan Ferry. A mother and daughter explain how the song helped the daughter's recovery after a catastrophic car crash.

Music brings meaning to our lives. From first breath to last rites music is there, helping us to deal with our emotions and reflect on our experiences. Be it solace or celebration, grief, love, lost youth or contented aging, we find ourselves reflected in the music we love and share. Soul Music takes a piece of music and talk to people for whom it has a special place in their lives.

(Photo: From left: Jimmie Davis, Veda Ann Borg, 1949. Credit: Getty Images)

The 1930s country song You Are My Sunshine and how it became a children's favourite

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

02My Favourite Things20190724

"Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens"...this week Soul Music and guests from around the world share their special memories of The Sound of Music classic My Favourite Things. Written by Rodgers and Hammerstein in 1959 this deceptively simple song has travelled the globe to comfort and enthral children the world over.

Iranian astronaut and philanthropist Anousheh Ansari's first encounter with this musical classic was in her native language of Farsi. It is a melody she held dear to her during years of unrest through the Iranian revolution and the war that was to follow. It is also the song that travelled with her as she realised her childhood dream of exploring outer space.

(Photo: American composer Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein (1895-1960), collaborators on the Broadway musicals Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music and The King and I. Credit: Slim Aarons/Getty Images)

People share stories about music that has changed their lives

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

02My Favourite Things2019072420190725 (WS)

"Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens"...this week Soul Music and guests from around the world share their special memories of The Sound of Music classic My Favourite Things. Written by Rodgers and Hammerstein in 1959 this deceptively simple song has travelled the globe to comfort and enthral children the world over.

Iranian astronaut and philanthropist Anousheh Ansari's first encounter with this musical classic was in her native language of Farsi. It is a melody she held dear to her during years of unrest through the Iranian revolution and the war that was to follow. It is also the song that travelled with her as she realised her childhood dream of exploring outer space.

(Photo: American composer Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein (1895-1960), collaborators on the Broadway musicals Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music and The King and I. Credit: Slim Aarons/Getty Images)

People share stories about music that has changed their lives

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

02My Favourite Things2019072420190725 (WS)

Music brings meaning to our lives. From first breath to last rites music is there, helping us to deal with our emotions and reflect on our experiences. Be it solace or celebration, grief, love, lost youth or contented aging, we find ourselves reflected in the music we love and share. In Soul Music we take a piece of music and talk to people for whom it has a special place in their lives.

My Favourite Things: In this week's Soul Music, guests from around the world share their special memories of The Sound of Music classic 'My Favourite Things'. Written by Rodgers and Hammerstein in 1959 this deceptively simple song has travelled the globe to comfort and enthral children the world over.

Iranian Astronaut and philanthropist Anousheh Ansari's first encounter with this musical classic was in her native language of Farsi. It's a melody she held dear to her during years of unrest through the Iranian revolution and the war that was to follow. It's also the song that travelled with her as she realised her childhood dream of exploring outer space.

People share stories about music that has changed their lives.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Music brings meaning to our lives. From first breath to last rites music is there, helping us to deal with our emotions and reflect on our experiences. Be it solace or celebration, grief, love, lost youth or contented aging, we find ourselves reflected in the music we love and share. In Soul Music we take a piece of music and talk to people for whom it has a special place in their lives.

My Favourite Things: In this week's Soul Music, guests from around the world share their special memories of The Sound of Music classic 'My Favourite Things'. Written by Rodgers and Hammerstein in 1959 this deceptively simple song has travelled the globe to comfort and enthral children the world over.

Iranian Astronaut and philanthropist Anousheh Ansari's first encounter with this musical classic was in her native language of Farsi. It's a melody she held dear to her during years of unrest through the Iranian revolution and the war that was to follow. It's also the song that travelled with her as she realised her childhood dream of exploring outer space.

People share stories about music that has changed their lives.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

03Kraftwerk: Computer World20190731

How the German band Kraftwerk's classic album Computer World has changed people's lives.

Ramona Gonzales from the band Nite Jewel recounts how a car crash and a chance encounter with Computer World changed the course of her life. And Andy McCluskey, from British group Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, recalls the Kraftwerk concert that inspired his musical career.

Photo: Kraftwerk in front of world time clock in Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo, September 1981 Credit: Koh Hasebe/Shinko Music/Getty Images

How the German band Kraftwerk's classic album Computer World has changed people's lives

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

03Kraftwerk: Computer World2019073120190801 (WS)

How the German band Kraftwerk's classic album Computer World has changed people's lives.

Ramona Gonzales from the band Nite Jewel recounts how a car crash and a chance encounter with Computer World changed the course of her life. And Andy McCluskey, from British group Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, recalls the Kraftwerk concert that inspired his musical career.

Photo: Kraftwerk in front of world time clock in Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo, September 1981 Credit: Koh Hasebe/Shinko Music/Getty Images

How the German band Kraftwerk's classic album Computer World has changed people's lives

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

04Redemption Song2019080720190808 (WS)

For Grammy award-winning artist John Legend, Bob Marley’s Redemption Song is an anthem for addressing the criminal justice system of America. 'Musicians without Borders' practitioner Ahmed al 'Azzeh finds the song inspires him to work towards a better life in the Palestinian Territories. And for Bob Scott, it will forever be heard in memory of his nephew Dominick who lost his life during the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004.

People share stories about music that has changed their lives.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.