Ecstatic Voices archive
Watch 'Our Soul Music Is Mariachi Music': Houston's Mexican Mass
January 3, 2014 – As the Latino population surges, the sound of violins and trumpets in church will likely spread.
Read A Christian Musician With More Questions Than Answers
December 26, 2013 – Josh Garrels says his music tries to "peel back layers" of what it means to be a Christian.
Read For An Ex-Christian Rocker, Faith Lost Is A Following Gained
December 5, 2013 – Quiet Company, a Texas indie rock outfit, would rather not be known as "that atheist band."
Watch Across America, Voices Rise To Reinvent India
Watch Accordions, Beer And God: Zydeco In Gran Texas
Watch Wynton Marsalis Goes Back To Church For 'Abyssinian Mass'
October 19, 2013 – The trumpeter and bandleader is touring his gospel-jazz Abyssinian Mass — with a 70-voice choir.
Watch The Greatest Living Figure Of Chasidic Music
Watch Before Churches Had Songbooks, There Was 'Lined-Out' Gospel
October 15, 2013 – Old Regular Baptists in Appalachia still sing a mournful, soaring type of call-and-response hymns.
Watch Sacred Strings Guide Gospel Through Thunder And Steel
September 18, 2013 – For the Church of the Living God in Toccopola, Miss., the lap steel guitar channels a divine voice.
Watch Atheists Take Old Hymns Out Of The Chapel And Into The Streets
August 25, 2013 – For 40 years, the Renaissance Street Singers have given free public performances of sacred music.
Watch Sufi Mystics Get A Modern Soundtrack
Watch Life As Prayer: The Singing Nuns Of Ann Arbor
Read Songs Of Africa: Beautiful Music With A Violent History
August 3, 2013 – African sacred music combines the songs of oppressed people with the music of their oppressors.
Watch In Hollywood, The Actor Who Gives The Call To Prayer
July 24, 2013 – Ben Youcef must balance life as a devout Muslim and an actor who sometimes plays Islamic extremists.
Watch Shout Bands Stir Up Tubular Fervor In Charlotte