Awake, My Soul, Sacred Harp documentary

Awake, My Soul: The Story of the Sacred Harp is the first feature documentary about Sacred Harp singing. Shape note singing has survived over 200 years  in the rural deep south where in old country churches a 160 year old shape note hymnal which has preserved these songs. The film offers a glimpse into the lives of this ‘Lost Tonal Tribe’ whose history is a story. The filmmakers, Matt and Erica Hinton spent 7 years documenting this yet largely unknown art form. The soundtrack will be released on October 14th.


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