The Nile Project Concert
The Nile Project Concert | Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:30pm
Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union
Arrive early for a pre-show discussion with Mina Girgis, co-founder of The Nile Project.
6:30pm, Room 3222, 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.
Tuesday, March 21st
NC State Stafford Commons, 5:30-7:30PM
This free outdoor festival will celebrate the culmination of the Nile Project residency at NC State LIVE. The event will feature a closing concert by The Nile Project, an interactive mural with The Crafts Center and guest artist Dare Coulter, food from the Nile region, dance, world music, and more!
Student Leadership Summit
For information on The Nile Project Student Leadership Summit, Saturday March 18th, please visit: go.ncsu.edu/nilesummit
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.