Musicians from Nile River Basin collaborate for first U.S. tour

January 15, 2015 6:39 PM

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The idea that music brings people together is an appealing one, but it can seem inadequate in the face of the differences that wrack the world. Among the most intractable regions is the Nile Basin, lined by 11 countries divided by a host of conflicts, from fights over access to the Nile River to violent internal strife in Egypt and Sudan.

And yet The Nile Project, a musical collective with members from nine Nile Basin countries who play a wild array of styles and instruments, is bridging those divisions. They believe their musical collaboration offers a model for cooperation around the region’s most crucial problem: preserving and sh...

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