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The Nile Project

Multicultural - Performance

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Seelos Theatre, College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA 01610
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From the playful swing of Sudan, to the sultry, funky grooves of Ethiopia, the more subdued colors of Egyptian art music, the musical colors speak for themselves.
-- NPR

Free and open to the public.
Reservations recommended: http://bit.ly/2nmRFtF

One of the tightest cross-cultural collaborations in history, the Nile Project brings together artists from the 11 Nile countries, representing over 400 million people, to make new music that combines the rich diversity of one of the oldest places on Earth. Resonant harps and lyres from up and down the riverfrom its sources beyond Lake Victoria to its delta in Egypthave learned new musical modes, while buzzing timbres and ingenious polyrhythms support vocals in more than ten languages. Instruments that parted ways millennia before are reunited and pushed into new places. Love songs have crossed geographic and linguistic barriers to forge new, close friendships.

Using music to spark cultural curiosity, the Nile Project engages musicians and audiences, encouraging them to feel connected to the worlds longest river and to explore new approaches to its large-scale social, cultural, and environmental problems. The Collectives collaborative model is a blueprint for a new way Nile Citizens can organize themselves to cooperate to make the Nile more sustainable. In an evolving series of interlocking programs that spring from the concert experience, the project aims to inspire, educate and empower young people worldwide to become Nile Citizens.

Cost: FREE

Suggested Audiences:Elementary, Middle School, High School, College, Adult, Elders

Website: http://www.holycross.edu/departments-and-programs/arts-transcending-borders-atb/nile-project

Last Modified: April 7, 2017 at 2:08 PM

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