Swinging music from the Nile region

Holland Festival Proms - The Nile Project

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The Nile is one of the world's longest rivers, and it flows through many African musical traditions. Eighteen artists from six countries in the Nile river basin (Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda) recently came together and formed The Nile Project to create and play a new and unified Nile repertoire, resulting in the swinging album Aswan. The collective performs for the first time in the Netherlands; they will combine Egypt and Sudan's modal music traditions with the polyrhythmic styles from around Lake Victoria, and the beautiful melodies of the Ethiopian highlands. For all the division in the Nile river basin, The Nile Project resonates harmony and vibrancy.

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