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The Nile Project

February 19, 2015

Overview

In a historic first, more than a dozen instrumentalists and vocalists from Sudan, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Uganda have collaborated to use the power of music to raise awareness of the cultural and environmental challenges along the world's longest river. The result is a new sound of a shared Nile identity. Their show, like their debut album Aswan (one of NPR's "5 MustHear International Albums"), features songs in a dozen languages and traditional string and percussion instruments with a wide range of color and timbre.



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The Nile Project Cal Performances Residency
Feb 18–20, 2015
In a striking example of Cal Performances' commitment to providing a rich artistic and cultural experience through an extensive campus residency, The Nile Project at UC Berkeley offers multiple opportunities for dialogue around global issues, providing an impetus for audiences to become involved in real-life change.

In a historic first, Nile Basin instrumentalists and vocalists collaborate to use the power of music to raise awareness of the cultural and environmental challenges along the world's longest river. For one week in Berkeley, Cal Performances and the Nile Project take you on a journey to experience the musical foundations for productive cross-cultural interaction.

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Major support for public programs provided by Bank of America.

Program Notes

Program notes are available online. [PDF]

Multimedia

The Nile Project
Egyptian-born Mina Girgis, ethnomusicologist and founder of The Nile Project, came to Cal Performances to talk about the residency, including the politics of the region as well as the music that will drive the four days of activities. Hear him answer important questions about The Nile Project:

Genesis of the Nile Project


Mistrust Among Nile Basin Countries


Will music help change the dynamics of the Nile region?


The Nile Project and University Students


The Artists of The Nile Project


Spotify playlist


Aswan: New Album by the Nile Project

Residency

The Nile Project Cal Performances Residency
Feb 18–20, 2015
In a striking example of Cal Performances' commitment to providing a rich artistic and cultural experience through an extensive campus residency, The Nile Project at UC Berkeley offers multiple opportunities for dialogue around global issues, providing an impetus for audiences to become involved in real-life change.

In a historic first, Nile Basin instrumentalists and vocalists collaborate to use the power of music to raise awareness of the cultural and environmental challenges along the world's longest river. For one week in Berkeley, Cal Performances and the Nile Project take you on a journey to experience the musical foundations for productive cross-cultural interaction.

Full description >>

Major support for public programs provided by Bank of America.

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Thu, Feb 19, 8 pm
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