THE NILE PROJECT | Nile's Sustainability Through Music, Education and Innovation

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 innovation platform. 

 


UNIVERSITIES

Bringing together university students from all along the Nile into a unique intellectual experience with a vast array of workshops and cross-cultural dialogues designed to inform and inspire the next generation of Nile leaders, activists and enthusiasts.


MUSIC

For Millennia, the Nile has nourished lands of human, ecological, and cultural beauty. Connecting the poly-rhythmic styles of Lake Victoria and the pointed melodies of the Ethiopian highlands with the rich modal traditions of Egypt and Sudan. The 4,200 mile river yields an enormous range of songs and dances, expressing stories, emotions, and daily life. Bringing together musicians from all Nile communities, The Nile Project intertwines these traditions into a unified sound.  


SUPPORT THE NILE PROJECT

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HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD’S LONGEST RIVER

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Support an innovative approach to the challenges of the Nile basin through the power of music, dialogue and empathy. Be part of an inclusive community-based initiative by the people of the Nile for the Nile, its people and the world.