School Matinee 11 AM
Recommended Grades 3 - 12 • Length 1 hour + Q&A
The Nile River has nourished lands of ecological and cultural beauty for millennia. Today, the African countries that border the Nile face socio-political conflict, population growth, changing consumption patterns, and climate change, all of which threaten the waterways and ecosystems on which 400 million people depend. Culturally, the 4,200-mile river yields an enormous range of songs, dances, stories, and traditions, which The Nile Project brings together in hopes of inspiring curiosity and action toward sustainability. Musicians from Burundi, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda open our eyes and weave their traditions into cultural empowerment.
The School Series performance is a demonstration discussion with some of the musicians from the ensemble and will include a Q&A for students.
Curriculum Connections: African culture, languages, history, world civilization, geography, music, and sustainability
Companion Lobby Exhibition: Night and Day the River Flows: Waterscapes from the Harnett Print Study Center
Admission for each School Series performance is $7 per person. For every 10 student seats purchased, one is available at no charge for teacher and chaperones. Visit the Modlin Arts School Series to make online reservations or call the Modlin box office at 804-289-8980.
Modlin Arts School Series performances are available to school and homeschool groups