The Nile Project Concert

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:30pm

Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union

Tickets

Tickets are available online, at Ticket Central, or by phone 919.515.1100.
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$30  |  NC State students $7.50

Pre-show Discussion

Arrive early for a pre-show discussion with Mina Girgis, co-founder of The Nile Project.
6:30pm, Room 3222, Talley Student Union

Performer Profile

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 launches their second U.S. tour. The Nile Project will be in residence at NC State LIVE from March 15 to 21. Click here for full list of Nile Project events.

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.

VISIT THE NILE PROJECT’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Click here for full list of Nile Project events.

The Nile Project is a statewide collaborative initiative of the Bardo Arts Center at Western Carolina University, the Batte Center at Wingate, NC State LIVE (in partnership with the NC State Music Department), the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University, the S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series at East Carolina University, and UNCW Presents. While at NC State March 15-21, the university’s deep commitment to sustainable practices will provide fertile ground for a week of participatory workshops and presentations that explore cultural, political and environmental issues through a musical lens.

This project is made possible by grants from the NC State University Sustainability Fund; the NC State University Foundation; the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources; and is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the N.C. Arts Council.

 

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