The Nile Project

At Arts Canteen we’re very proud to join the Barbican alongside Kazum in organising an exclusive show by The Nile Project: 


Sunday 19 June 6.30pm (doors) – Islington Assembly Hall 
Upper Street, N1 2UD

See below for discounted tickets 




The Nile Project brings together musicians from east and north Africa to celebrate the richly diverse cultures that have flourished for centuries along the Nile River.

Resonant lyres and seductive strings from up and down the river—from its sources beyond Lakes Victoria and Tana to its delta in Egypt—have learned new musical modes, while buzzing timbres and ingenious polyrhythms support vocals in more than ten languages. 

Using music to spark conversation, the Nile Project carries powerful messages about a delicate ecological and political ecosystem. Bringing together cultures and communities all affected by the impact of climate change and modern life on the river, the project is a tangible example of overcoming obstacles and division through artistic collaboration.

This performance features Nile Project Collective musicians from Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Tanzania.

‘A euphoric international coalition’ – New York Times

‘seductive and beautiful […] nothing short of revolutionary’- Banning Eyre, Afropop Worldwide

‘a model for cross-cultural dialogue and cooperation’ – Guardian

Produced by the Barbican in association with Kazum and Arts Canteen

Doors open 6.30pm 

For our newsletter subscribers we have 50 special discounted tickets for £15 only. This offer expires on Monday 30 May, so be quick!

Use code 190616 upon checkout to apply the discount.