Podcast: the Sources of the Nile
Songs play a key role in reproducing Nile stories. Can music promote also dialogue and shared identities along the river? With Alia Mossallam, Egyptian researcher affiliated to the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation at the Freie Universität in Berlin, and Mina Girgis, ethnomusicologist and founder of The Nile Project.
This episode was recorded in Khartoum, where we met, among many others, Tamer Abd Alkreem, anthropologist at the University of Khartoum, and Omnia Shawkat, co-funder of the Sudanese digital magazine Andarya. They talk about the plurality of identities shaped by the Nile in Sudan, the competing interests that people have on the river, and how they are represented in the media.