Every year, in the last 25 years, some of the greatest “legends” of Soul and R&B have performed at Porretta Soul in Italy -- the most prestigious festival in Europe for this music.

“A Soul Journey” is a film narrating some aspects of the intricate and delicate lives of these artists, and in particular, their artistic, human and emotional journeys to perform in such a small village lost in the Italian mountains.

It is also a film which celebrates the Festival 25th anniversary, which in 2012 will host some of the Soul and R&B "legends" signed by Stax -- the Memphis mythical label.


We look at the human aspects, the contrasts and paradoxes of these two very apart worlds. On one side, “stars” who have performed thousand times in each corner of the world, and on the other, a settlement in the Italian Apennine Mountains, between Bologna and Firenze, probably geographically renowned for its natural spas, which gets a “second life” every summer as Soul and R&B fanatics descends from various parts in Europe and Italy to witness a musical miracle, again.