The Alhambra Theatre
18 June 2016

Running Time: 2 hrs 00 mins

The European premiere of The Nile Project brings together forward-thinking musicians from 6 of the 11 countries across the Nile Basin, channelling the unsung beauty of East African traditions to create the new sound of a shared Nile identity.

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Yorkshire Festival presents The Nile Project

Inspired by Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project, Egyptian musicologist Mina Girgis and Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero created this concert experience to raise awareness of the cultural and environmental challenges along the world’s longest river.

In the collective’s collaborative compositions, resonant harps and lyres from up and down the river have learned new musical modes, combining the polyrhythmic styles of Lake Victoria and the pointed melodies of the Ethiopian highlands with the rich modal traditions of Egypt, and Sudan, that support vocals in more than ten languages.

Musical ambassadors and diplomats” BBC

Producing harmony in a divided world” National Public Radio’s All Things Considered

Seductive and beautiful music […] nothing short of revolutionary [...] The Nile Project is unusual in so many ways: its scope and ambition, its shifting cast of characters, and its powerful focus, not on an artist, genre or country, but on an entire region.” Afropop Worldwide

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