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The Nile Project: Musical and Cultural Performance

Thursday, April 20, 2017
12:00am – 11:59pm

Repeats daily until 04/20/2017.

Storrs Campus
Dodd Center & Jorgensen Auditorium

Founded in 2011 by Egyptian ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis and Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero, the Nile Project is one of the tightest cross-cultural musical collaborations in history. Working to raise awareness of the entire Nile River basin as an ecosystem, the 27- member Nile Project collective hail from all along the great river that connects 11 countries and over 400 million people—a region that has been marred by political and ecological conflicts—from its sources beyond Lake Victoria to its delta in Egypt.

Mina Girgis, President and CEO of the Nile Project, will discuss Nile Project on Wednesday, April 19, 4 pm at the Konover Auditorium, Dodd Research Center, UConn.UConn Provost Jeremy Teitelbaum will provide the welcome at this the last Teale talk of the season. This talk is free and open to the public.

The Nile Project performance will take place on Thursday, April 20, 7:30 pm at the Jorgensen Auditorium, UConn. Performance tickets can be purchased at http://jorgensen.uconn.edu/events/view.php?id=550

Major support provided by Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. The Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series–bringing leading scholars and scientists to the University of Connecticut to present public lectures on nature and the environment. 860.486.4460 – http://lib.uconn.edu/about/events/tealelectures/.

Contact:

http://lib.uconn.edu/about/events/tealelectures/.

Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series on Nature & the Environment (primary), Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, Libraries, Office of Public Engagement, UConn Master Calendar

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