The Nile Project

The Nile Project brings together artists from countries along the Nile River to examine environmental, political and cultural differences through the power and beauty of music, and inspires, educates and empowers Nile citizens to work together to boost the sustainability of their ecosystem. It was founded to address the Nile basin’s cultural and environmental challenges.

The Nile Project is slated to perform and be in residence at the ASC Jan. 20-23, 2015. The performance will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, in the ASC’s Jemison Concert Hall.

The ASC seeks to encourage cross-cultural musical collaborations and inspire curiosity, generate empathy, and promote dialogue. The ASC will present salon discussions, education and outreach events, and workshops throughout winter 2014/2015 to explore the issues raised by The Nile Project, including sustainability, agriculture, watershed issues, geo-political dynamics, health policies, and global development.

The group uses an innovative approach that combines music, education and an enterprise platform, to bring together musicians from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The Nile Project intertwines these traditions into a unified sound.

The project’s unique sound comes from intensive musical residencies, which gather the musicians together for weeks to learn from one another and then translate that experience into collectively composed, new musical works. A powerful pan-Nile percussion section drives this orchestra of Ethiopian masenko and saxophone, Egyptian ney, oud, violin, simsimiyya, and tanbura, and Ugandan adungu, bass guitar, and six vocalists singing in 11 different languages. 

The Nile Project’s recording “Aswan” was named one of NPR’s “Five Must-Hear International Albums” in fall 2013.

 

 

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Boz Scaggs
Thursday 8/14
Boz Scaggs 08/14/2014
$55.50, 65.50, 74.50
SHOW 8:00pm
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EarFilms: "To Sleep to Dream"
Tuesday 8/19
EarFilms: "To Sleep to Dream" 08/19/2014
$, 15.20, 16.15, 20.00, 21.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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EarFilms: "To Sleep to Dream"
Wednesday 8/20
EarFilms: "To Sleep to Dream" 08/20/2014
$, 15.20, 16.15, 20.00, 21.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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EarFilms: "To Sleep to Dream"
Thursday 8/21
EarFilms: "To Sleep to Dream" 08/21/2014
$, 15.20, 16.15, 20.00, 21.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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EarFilms: "To Sleep to Dream"
Friday 8/22
EarFilms: "To Sleep to Dream" 08/22/2014
$, 15.20, 16.15, 20.00, 21.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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Keb Mo & G. Love & Special Sauce
Tuesday 8/26
Keb Mo & G. Love & Special Sauce 08/26/2014
$48.50, 58.50, 68.50
SHOW 7:00pm
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Duquette Johnston with Armand Margjeka
Friday 9/12
Duquette Johnston with Armand Margjeka 09/12/2014
$29.50
SHOW 7:30pm
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Symphonie Fantastique
Friday 9/12
Symphonie Fantastique 09/12/2014
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Symphonie Fantastique
Fri & Sat, Sept 12 & 13, 2014 : 8 pm
Carlos Izcaray, conductor
DUKAS: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
MACMILLAN: Confession of Isobel Gowdie
BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique
“Fantastic” says it all. This “episode in the life of an artist” follows our lovesick hero through obsession and despair. It must be experienced to be believed.

Symphonie Fantastique
Saturday 9/13
Symphonie Fantastique 09/13/2014
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Symphonie Fantastique
Fri & Sat, Sept 12 & 13, 2014 : 8 pm
Carlos Izcaray, conductor
DUKAS: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
MACMILLAN: Confession of Isobel Gowdie
BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique
“Fantastic” says it all. This “episode in the life of an artist” follows our lovesick hero through obsession and despair. It must be experienced to be believed.

Coffee Concert: Rachmaninoff Piano concerto No. 2
Friday 9/19
Coffee Concert: Rachmaninoff Piano concerto No. 2 09/19/2014
$19.00, 27.00, 33.00
SHOW 11:00am
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Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2
Fri, Sept 19, 2014 | 11 a.m.
Carlos Izcaray, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano
ZIVKOVIC: Serenade for Strings
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2

Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff
Friday 9/19
Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff 09/19/2014
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff
Fri & Sat, Sept 19 & 20, 2014 : 8 pm
Rune Bergmann, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano
ZIVKOVIC: Psalm XIII (World Premiere)
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 2, Little Russian
Two great Russians, two incurable Romantics, two supreme masters of the orchestra. Rachmaninoff’s thrilling Second Piano Concerto is paired with one of Tchaikovsky’s most awe-inspiring symphonies.

Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff
Saturday 9/20
Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff 09/20/2014
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff
Fri & Sat, Sept 19 & 20, 2014 : 8 pm
Rune Bergmann, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano
ZIVKOVIC: Psalm XIII (World Premiere)
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 2, Little Russian
Two great Russians, two incurable Romantics, two supreme masters of the orchestra. Rachmaninoff’s thrilling Second Piano Concerto is paired with one of Tchaikovsky’s most awe-inspiring symphonies.

Experience Hendrix Tour
Thursday 9/25
Experience Hendrix Tour 09/25/2014
$91.50, 110.50, 125.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Kirk Whalum Jazz Essentials: Swing
Friday 9/26
Kirk Whalum Jazz Essentials: Swing 09/26/2014
$39.50
SHOW 8:00pm
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The Hit Men
Friday 9/26
The Hit Men 09/26/2014
$24.00, 39.50, 49.00, 62.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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The Hit Men
Fri, Sept 26, 2014 : 8 pm
Samford University’s Wright Center
Former members of hit acts including Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, The Critters, Jim Croce, Carly Simon and more, playing music that’s transcended generations.