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Concert: The Nile Project
March 15, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join NC State University for the Nile Project Concert | Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:30pm, Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union
The first Nile Project U.S. tour in 2015 earned raves from coast to coast. The New York Times called them “a committed, euphoric international coalition,” and Afropop Worldwide said the Nile Project was “nothing short of revolutionary.” In 2017, the Nile Project launched their second U.S. tour with an extended residency at NC State from March 15 to 21.
Founded in 2011 by Egyptian ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis and Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero, the Nile Project is one of the tightest cross-cultural musical collaborations in history. This collective is made up of musicians from all along the great river that connects 11 countries and over 400 million people – a region marred by political and ecological conflicts.
Using music as a springboard, the Nile Project inspires, educates, and empowers stakeholders to collectively work towards the sustainability of their shared ecosystem.
And they play extraordinary music.
Arrive early for a pre-show discussion with Mina Girgis, co-founder of The Nile Project.
6:30pm, Room 3222, Talley Student Union