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The Nile Project
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Occurs every Friday
8:00 pm

Meany Hall for the Performing Arts- University of Washington Campus
Intersection of 15th ave and 40th st
Seattle, WA 98122
Inspired by Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project, Egyptian musicologist Mina Girgis and Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero created their own, localized concert experience—one that uses the power of music to raise awareness of the cultural and environmental challenges along the world’s longest river. The Nile Project brought together musicians from the 11 countries across the Nile Basin to share a deeply collaborative creative process resulting in its debut album, Aswan, named one of the “5 Must-Hear International Albums” of the year by NPR. Now on tour, the Nile Project bridges the polyrhythmic styles of Lake Victoria and the pointed melodies of the Ethiopian highlands with the rich modal traditions of Egypt, Sudan, and others to create the new sound of a shared Nile identity.