ON STAGE // VISITING ARTIST SERIES
The Nile Project
Singers and instrumentalists from six Nile countries play danceable, life-affirming music.
“A spirit of love, respect, camaraderie and just plain
good fun.” Afropop Worldwide
After a jubilant 2015 Upper Valley residency, the world-touring Nile Project returns with more marvelous musicians from six Nile countries—playing danceable, life-affirming music collaboratively composed for their diverse instruments, languages and musical traditions. Now led by Ethiopian-American saxophonist Danny Mekonnen (Debo Band), these masters joyously spread a message of Nile Region cooperation through a heady mix of Ethiopian grooves, North African Arabic classical traditions and rarely heard East African musical styles.
Post-performance discussion with the artists
Funded in part by the Wetzel Family Fund for the Arts
Wed • Apr 26 • 5 pm
DEN Innovation Center • Free
Eleven Musicians from six Nile countries throng the Hop’s Spaulding Auditorium stage on Tuesday, April 25, 7 pm playing danceable, life-affirming music collaboratively composed for their diverse instruments, languages and musical traditions…
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(L–R) Photo by Habi Girgis; Laila Yaeer; Habi Girgis.