We are proud to announce the release of our debut album, Aswan!
The album is named after the city where we recorded it live at our first-ever performance, in January 2013. The concert was the culmination of a ten-day residency that brought together 18 musicians from Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda to collaboratively compose and perform a new body of songs inspired by the Nile Basin’s diverse musical traditions and instruments. Read more about the album and residency here.
NPR Music has named Aswan one of the 5 Must-Hear International Albums of the Fall.
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Our next Nile Collective gathering and album recording will take place in Uganda in January 2014. Stay tuned for more music!