The Nile Project; March 31-April 3, 2015
The Nile Project
April 2, Thursday
8:00 PM, Wilson Hall, McCullough Social Space
Egyptian ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis and Ethiopian American singer Meklit Hadero are joined by musicians who live along the world’s longest river for a boundary-crossing evening of new music. The Nile Project, inspired by Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project, hopes to spread the musical traditions of the 11 countries touching the Nile, using music to raise awareness for the area’s environmental and cultural challenges. The group’s first recording, Aswan, was named one of NPR’s Top Five Must-Hear International Albums of 2013. Funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies. Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series, with additional support from the Arts Council,Mahaney Center for the Arts, and the Department of Music.
Tickets: $25/20/6. On sale to PASS members September 3; to Middlebury College ID card holders September 8; and to the general public on September 11.Go to the online box office>>
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