The Role of Musicians in Peace & Environmental Movements

The Role of Musicians in Peace & Environmental Movements

Monday, April 27, 2015 . 6:45PM
The Nile Project
The Nile Project photo by Matjaz Kacicnik
Principal People: 

Singer and Co-founder of The Nile Project Meklit Hadero

Ethnomusicologist and co-founder The Nile Project Mina Girgis

Professor, International Relations, School of International Service, American University Ken Conca

Assistant Professor, Ecological & Environmental Anthropology, UMD Department of Anthropology L. Jen Shaffer

Associate Director for Programs and Acquisitions, Smithsonian Folkways Atesh Sonneborn

Moderator Kojo Nnamdi

Special Announcement: 

Event Attributes

Estimated Length: 
1 hour and 30 minutes
Program Notes: 

Across societies and throughout history, music has brought people together and united them through the power of emotional connection, the development of a collective identity and the ability to transform and inspire minds. Music has played a critical role in the evolution of social movements.

This conversation will illuminate pressing issues about water conservation and security on the planet, and describe how artists are responding to environmental challenges through community-based work, their own artistry and development of creative methods to spread important messages about sustainability and climate change.

This event is part of The Clarice's presentation of The Nile Project.

Presented in partnership with the UMD Maryland PIRG Student Organization.

Funded in part by a generous gift from Aron and Karen Primack​.

Sponsored by The Gazette & Gazette-Star.