The African Studies Program is hosting a reception for the musicians of The Nile Project brought to the University by Hancher Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public and will be held Tuesday, March 10 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. in 2780 University Capitol Center. Light appetizers of chai and samosas will be served.
The Nile Project is a collective of musicians from the eleven countries through which the Nile River flows in Eastern and North Eastern Africa. The collective’s vocalists sing in 11 different languages, exploring themes of identity, regional solidarity, and intercultural relationships both between and within their respective homelands.
Led by Egyptian ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis, the collective is interested in issues like water conservation and conflicts, the role of musicians in social movements, and crowd sourcing solutions for sustainability. Hancher is bringing The Nile Project to the UI campus for a week long residency March 9-12. The upcoming ASP reception is aimed at connecting artists to faculty across campus.
This event is sponsored by ASP and International Programs. To learn more about ASP and upcoming events, visit the African Studies Program page.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Leo Eko in advance at 319-353-1926.