Can music help negotiate the politics of water?
Musicians representing eleven Nile river basin countries brought their diverse styles to Stanford University for a global conversation about water and sustainability, a topic that still resonates with Californians amidst the drought. In addition to events across the Stanford University campus, a powerful performance by The Nile Project took place on February 18, 2015 in Bing Concert Hall.
About The Nile Project
Past Live Context Events: The Nile Project
Public Talk | Mapping the Nile
Wed, February 11, 5:00pm
Green Library, Bender Room
Stanford Professor Grant Parker used rare maps from Stanford's Special Collections to reveal various representations and perceptions of the Nile.
Panel | Women of the Nile: An Untapped Resource
Wed, February 18, 12:00pm
Stanford Black Community Services Center
Nile Project musicians and Stanford experts come together in a lively lunchtime talk about the roles women play in community water conservation in East Africa. Food provided.
A pan-African percussion section drives the potent music of the Nile Project, a group focused on the ecological sustainability of that critical, history-rich waterway.
Conversation | The Harmony of Peace, Music, and Water
Wed, February 18, 5:00pm
Bing Concert Hall Studio
Nile Project founder and ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis leads a group discussion with Stanford experts in policy, ecology, and social change including Buzz Thompson, Director of Stanford's Woods Institute.
Other resources and projects
Stanford University Resources
The Nile: Histories, Cultures, Myths edited by Erlich Gershoni
The Nile: A Journey Downriver through Egypt’s Past and Present by Toby Wilkinson
Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water by Marc Reisner