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The Nile Project

When: March 15-22, 7:30 p.m. 2017

As it flows north through Africa, the Nile River cuts through eleven countries, from Tanzania through Sudan, Rwanda, Uganda, and Ethiopia, all the way up to Egypt. Though these nations share the life-giving waters of one of the world's longest rivers, their cultures aren't always connected, for reasons that range from politics to proximity. That's where The Nile Project steps in. Beginning in California, the ensemble comprises musicians of widely varied backgrounds, with the aim of dissolving the cultural divides between them by blending the countries' different identities in favor of a larger regional identity. Like Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, The Nile Project's mission is education through a multicultural musical lens. The Wednesday night concert, which features a preshow talk at 6:30 p.m. from Nile Project leader Mina Girgis, kicks off a week of events at N.C. State that encompasses discussions about music, culture, water, and sustainability. They're also recording locally at Pittsboro's Manifold Studio—check out next week's issue for more on that. —Allison Hussey

Price: $8-$30

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