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The Nile Project

The Nile Project

Friday, March 20th

7:30 pm

This extraordinary program brings together more than a dozen instrumentalists and vocalists from the Nile Basin who use the power of music to raise awareness of the cultural and environmental challenges along the world’s longest river. Their songs weave together the deep grooves of Ethiopia with the Arab classical traditions…

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Ghazal

Ghazal Ensemble: Shujaat Husain Khan and Kayhan Kalhor

Sunday, March 22nd

7:30 pm

Persian and Indian Improvisations The spellbinding Ghazal Ensemble continues its highly influential and original Persian and Indian collaboration with a rare performance. Iran’s kamancheh (spiked fiddle) master Kayhan Kalhor and India’s sitar (stringed lute) virtuoso Shujaat Husain Khan have toured the world over to critical acclaim for creating this intoxicating,…

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Tal National

Rock & Roll Africa: Tal National

Thursday, April 2nd

7:30 pm

West African rockers Tal National hail from the small West African nation of Niger which is situated along West Africa’s ancient trade routes and is home to Songhai, Fulani, Hausa and Tuareg people, all of whom are represented in the group. The band’s hugely popular and entrancing sound is based…

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ILLAPU and Colombina Violeta Parra Tuca

Gracias a la Vida: The Rebel Spirit of Violeta Parra

Friday, April 17th

7:30 pm

Illapu / Colombina Parra A historic multi-generational tribute to Violeta Parra, the most important singer, songwriter and storyteller in the history of Chile. Parra’s songs of struggle, defiance, and triumph were the basis for Latin America’s “New Song” (Nueva Canción) movement, which had a tremendous influence on music and politics…

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