THE NILE PROJECT CONCERT
Tuesday, April 7, 7:30 pm, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
$25, $20, $15; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $10
A new triumphal musical collaboration bringing together 15 musicians from 11 countries along the Nile river basin -Egypt to Sudan this concert is a unique phenomenon to be experienced aurally and visually. Music so infectious, that it will get you jumping on your feet, clapping and dancing to the incredible rhythms. Experience a powerful pan-Nile percussion section that drives this orchestra of Ethiopian masenko , saxophone, Egyptian ney, oud, violin, sisimiya and tanbur and Ugandan adungu , bass guitar and six vocalists singing in 11 different languages. Empowering this concert is the mission to inspire and educate Nile citizens to work and collaborate together to boost the sustainability of the ecosystem.
Pre-show talk on “ The Nile and the Connecticut”. The two rivers, while different in many ways, share common concerns of sustainability, fair resource allocation, and regional conflict over stewardship and use of our environment. Join Mina Girgis co-director of the Nile Project and Andy Fisk Executive Director, Connecticut River Watershed Council in a lively and engaging discussion about how the arts are transforming these two rivers. Located in the Fine Arts Center Lobby.
Funded through New England Foundation for the Arts Expeditions Fund