The Nile Project

Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music

"...The Nile Project was a superb example of what I call small-world music, of what happens to traditions in the information age." – The New York Times

Conceived by Egyptian ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis and Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero, The Nile Project’s mission is to “educate, inspire, and empower the citizens of the Nile basin to foster the sustainability of the Nile River’s ecosystem.” The Nile Project, consisting of a dozen musicians who hail from every country bordering the Nile River, performing on a range of ancient and modern instruments, vocals, and newly comprised songs, examining the world’s longest river and the people it sustains. The project is in the midst of a three-year-long collaborative tour, appearing at universities, as well as the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Smithsonian Institute.

Join the Modlin Center at 6:30PM for the pre-show Artistic Viewpoint Discussion with Mina Girgis in the Choral Room 127, Booker Hall of Music.


Thursday, March 23, 12:00 - 1:15 PM // Weinstein International Center Commons, UR Campus
Lunchtime Talk: Music, Citizen Engagement & Water Resources Management 
A panel of experts and Nile Project founder Mina Girgis will discuss civic engagement and water management issues. Sandwiches will be provided. In collaboration with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Thursday, March 23, 7:00 - 9:00 PM // Studio A at Community Idea Stations
The MCA Sessions featuring The Nile Project
An interactive music session and community jam with the artists, hosted by WCVE 88.9 FM World Music Show host Ian Stewart. In collaboration with WCVE Richmond Public Radio 8

Friday, March 24, 12:30 -1:25 PM // Tyler Haynes Commons 305, UR Campus
CCE Brown Bag: Music, Art, and Social Change featuring the Nile Project 
Learn how the Nile Project is using music to enact social, political, and environmental change as part of the CCE Brown Bag Series. Pizza will be provided. 

Friday, March 24, 3:00 - 3:50 PM // North Court Rm 024, UR Campus
Music Master Class with the Nile Project
Musicians from the Nile Project will present this lively master class surveying music and dance traditions from the several of the countries bordering the Nile River basin.

Ticket Information
Modlin Center Subscriber (4+ Performances): $29
Adult: $36 UR Student: FREE
Senior (62+): $32 UR Employee: $30
Child (0-12): $18 Group (20+): $32

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