The Nile Project crew are set to hit Cairo, Aswan and Alexandria over the course of this week and next week for a series of free concerts within their tour of the Nile Basin following a music residency in Uganda.
The second edition of the musical residency, following last year's residency in Aswan and lead again by Miles Jay, brought together 14 talented musicians from Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan and Uganda who, in a collaborative manner, composed a body of songs inspired by the Nile Basin's diversity in music traditions and instruments.
The show is a performance of the results of the residency in terms of music collaborations and innovations. The group has already performed in several cities in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia, with Egypt's cities being their final stop on the tour.
The musicians participating in the gathering include: Alsarah (Sudan / vocals, lyrics), Dafaalla El-Hag (Sudan / oud, percussion, banimbo, zombara), Dawit Seyoum (Ethiopia / bass krar, krar), Dina El-Wedidi (Egypt / vocals, lyricist), Endris Hassen (Ethiopia / masenko), Jorga Mesfin (Ethiopia / saxophone), Kasiva Mutua (Kenya / percussion, lyrics), Lawrence Okello (Uganda / percussion, adungu, amadinda), Meklit Hadero (US and Ethiopia / vocals), Michael Bazibu (Uganda / endongo, adungu, endingidi, percussion), Nader El-Shaer (Egypt / kawala, ney), Selamnesh Zemene (Ethiopia / vocals), Sophie Nzayisenga (Rwanda / inanga, vocals) and Steven Sogo (Burundi / ikembe, guitar, bass, vocals).
Wednesday, 5 March, at 7pm in Azhar Park
Salah Salem Road, Cairo
Friday, 7 March, at 7pm in the Nubian Museum
Nubian Museum, Aswan
Monday, 10 March, at 7pm in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina
El-Geish Road, Azarita, Alexandria
Source: Ahram Online