Tinariwen headlines the closing ceremony of Mousiqa Wassalem this Sunday.
“The Nile Project was founded in August 2011 by Egyptian ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis and Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero to address the Nile basin’s cultural and environmental challenges using an innovative approach that combines music, education and an enterprise platform.” – www.nileproject.org
Linda is a San Francisco (California, USA) native and has had a 43-year career as a vocalist, percussionist, producer, and cultural historian. She’s had a hand in the rock and soul scene, the women’s music movement, jazz, and latin jazz. And her musical associations include Wilson Pickett, Bobby McFerrin, Ray Obiedo, Vicki Randle, Holly Near, the E. Family, John Santos, Boz Scaggs, and Taj Mahal, among others. Linda and her Cultural Heritage Choir have been around the world several times during their 20-year run.
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Ladies and gentlemen, may I humbly submit this as the definition of get down.
“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.”