“The Nile Project curates cross-cultural collaborations among musicians from the Nile region. Through these musical dialogues, we aim to foster cultural connections among the people living along the river to help us tackle our water-based environmental challenges. Inspired by Yoyo Ma’s Silk Road Project, Egyptian ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis and Ethiopian-American singer-songwriter Meklit Hadero developed the Nile Project as a platform to spread environmental awareness and inspire change among Nile citizens.”
TED talk and performance
A search for music by Miriam Makeba turns up a classic source by a cappella innovator Solomon Linda. Continue reading
Soul-digging on this. DJ Balele’s mix of old school African and Diaspora vinyl.
Before “Planet Drum,” before “Drums of Passion,” Babatunde Olatunji attended Morehouse College and collaborated with the Glee Club’s director on Betelehemu. Continue reading