AS part of this year’s Yorkshire Festival Bradford's Alhambra Theatre will host a show bringing together musicians from 11 countries across the Nile River Basin.

The concert, called the Nile Project, has been created by Egyptian musicologist Mina Girgis and Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero.

It is designed to help raise awareness of the cultural and environmental challenges along the world’s longest river.

The audience will have a rare opportunity to hear music from a range of countries scattered along the length of the river Nile.

Musicians due to perform later this month will come from Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

Vocals will be delivered in at least 10 different languages.

Previously described as "euphoric" by the New York Times, this UK-exclusive performance on Saturday June 18 is set to raise the roof.

Yorkshire Festival artistic director Matt Burman, said: “These bold, energetic and exciting shows are just a flavour of what’s coming to Yorkshire this summer.

"We are thrilled to be creating such a game-changing festival.

"We are also looking forward to showing off our epic landscape, our world class buildings and bringing these incredible performers, musicians and artists to the people of Yorkshire and the world.’’

Tickets for the Nile Project cost from £18 to £24. Call the box office on 01274 432000 or visit to book.