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    The Nile Project: Bringing the River Basin Together and to the World

     “I would like to state this: That Nile water that God has given you, Don’t fight among you just for it, But it might help you all and you might all protect it.” -“Uruzi Nil” (Burundi)People have gathered and settled near rivers, lakes and coasts for millennia. As much as these water ...

    Video Premiere: Hayward Williams – “Under Control”

    Utne Reader is proud to premiere the video for "Under Control" by singer-songwriter Hayward Williams, which is from his new album The Reef.Anxiety is a difficult challenge for anyone, but it's especially tough for those who make their living putting themselves in anxiety-producing situations. ...

    Song Premiere: Timbre – “Song of the Sun”

     Utne Reader is pleased to premiere "Song of the Sun" by songwriter and composer Timbre from her new album, Sun & Moon.Steeped in music from the moment she was born, Nashville-based harpist, songwriter, and composer Timbre Cierpke is pulling together everything she's learned on her ...

    Video Premiere: Lowland Hum – “Four Sisters: Part 3”

     Utne Reader is proud to premiere the video of Lowland Hum's "Four Sisters: Part 3" from the folk duo's Four Sisters EP.Lowland Hum is a North Carolina-based folk duo comprised of Daniel and Lauren Goans. Married in 2012, the duo released its first album, Native Air, in 2013 followed by a ...

    Song Premiere: Yabby You – “Dread Prophecy”

     Utne Reader is proud to premiere a two-song sampler for the 3-disc box set celebrating the influential music of reggae outsider Vivian "Yabby You" Jackson.Making a name for himself with his DIY ethos, ardent Christian faith, and influential collaborations, Yabby You earned public recognition ...

    Song Premiere: Chadwick Stokes – Mother Maple

    Chadwick Stokes / Photo by Margarita Platis Utne Reader is proud to premiere the song "Mother Maple" by singer-songwriter Chadwick Stokes. The song is the latest single from his new album, The Horse Comanche, which is out Feb. 3 on Ruff Shod Records/Thirty Tigers. On "Mother Maple," Stokes ...

    Musical Immigrants

    Being the new kid at school is never an easy transition. As an immigrant? Even harder. But German researchers have figured out a way to help ease the drastic change for those young kids seeking acceptance in a new culture: play music together.“Programs providing young migrants with the ...

    Digital Music Gets Genetic

    The band OK Go initially garnered attention for its innovative one-take music videos, using choreographed treadmills, trained dogs, or a mass Rube Goldberg machine, to name a few. But the band’s latest creative endeavor will transcend its endearingly dorky-yet-clever viral videos: OK Go’s ...

    Sad Music Causes Happy Thoughts

      Broken-hearted teenage girls may find comfort in Taylor Swift’s biting lyrics, or indulge in a much-needed cry as Beyoncé howls from the speakers. But now science can explain why listening to sad music can cause a positive emotional response, even when distressed. A newly published study ...

    William Basinski and the Music of 9/11

       There has been a lot of music inspired by or associated with the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, but perhaps none is as poignant or thought-provoking as William Basinski’s The Disintegration Loops. I tend to associate impressionable events in my life with music. Sometimes ...

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