The Nile Project will host its second annual music residency in Uganda this January, and they’re currently accepting applications from Nile Basin musicians to join the collective.
Applicants must be available from January-March 2014 to participate in the gathering and a tour of the region. Check out the website for more information and to apply: English አማርኛ العربية
Tinariwen headlines the closing ceremony of Mousiqa Wassalem this Sunday.
Quantic Soul Orchestra - Funky Nassau (Live in Paris)
Onyina’s Guitar Band ~ Odo Ye Owu - Konkonsa Ni Be Bere
King Onyina is a highlife guitarist legend who was the first to introduce discordant harmonies into highlife guitar, influencing later prominent guitarists like Koo Nimo.
Freddie Cruger feat. ADL - Running From Love
"The Nile Project was founded in August 2011 by Egyptian ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis and Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero to address the Nile basin’s cultural and environmental challenges using an innovative approach that combines music, education and an enterprise platform." -
The Lion of Zimbabwe plays the Ashkenaz in Berkeley, California on June 15. Did I mention him on
My To Hear Live List? Yes. Yes, I did.