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The Role of Musicians in Peace & Environmental Movements

Monday, April 27, 2015
6:45 PM - 8:15 PM
Baird Auditorium
Ground floor, National Museum of Natural History
10th St. and Constitution Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20013
United States


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Ahmed Hayman, "The Nile Project"

The National Museum of Natural History and the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland present a unique evening illuminating how artists are responding to pressing issues about water conservation and other environmental challenges through art, community-based work, and other creative methods that spread important messages about sustainability and climate change.

Combining music with dialogue, co-founders of The Nile Project Meklit Hadero, Ethiopian-American singer, and Mina Girgis, Egyptian ethnomusicologist, will join Ken Conca, Professor of International Relations, American University, L. Jen ShafferAssistant Professor of Ecological & Environmental Anthropology, University of Maryland, and Atesh SonnebornAssociate Director for Programs and Acquisitions, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, in a conversation moderated by Kojo Nnamdi to discuss art as a medium of change. 

About The Nile Project

The Nile Project was founded in 2011 by Egyptian ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis and Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero to address the Nile River Basin’s cultural and environmental challenges. Using music, education and innovative programs, The Nile Project inspires, informs and empowers university students to work together to foster the sustainability of their ecosystem.

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