When we got off the coach, I felt a little bit nervous, but excited because I didn’t know what the Alhambra Theatre was like! I was going to see The Nile Project.
The Nile Project brings together nine countries along the Nile River Basin. The musicians came from Egypt, Sudan, Burundi, Entrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda.
We warmed up our imaginations and entered the auditorium to begin watching the show. At first a man entered the stage and sang a solo, he was wearing a blue robe which reminded me of something you might see in a church. Gradually others came on stage and played music. There were lots of different instruments that I had never seen before. There was a man wearing a white robe that was playing an instrument that looked like half guitar and half violin. The audience were all clapping and I clapped too! At the end we all got up and danced to the music. I thought it was clever that they got the audience involved.
I think the performance told the story about how the Nile works and why it is useful. One of the artists (called Jorga Mesfin) played the saxophone which was very good. The most dramatic moment was when we all danced along to the music, it was all very emotional.
I would recommend this show to anyone who likes music or anyone who likes to go to the Alhambra.
The Nile Project brings together musicians from eleven different countries from across the River Nile Basin. These countries are called: Egypt, Sudan, Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda and Rowanda. There are twelve artists in the Nile Project, they all have their own unique talents, Their names are: Aljarah, Dina, Elwedid, Handi, Bedair, Jorga Mesfin, Kasiva Mutua, Meklit Hadero, Micheal Bazibu, Mohammed Ato-Zekry, Nador El Shaer, Selamnesh Zemane, Sophie Nzayisenga and Steven Soga.
The costumes of the artists were not like what English people would wear. Some of them were wearing weird hats and army like clothes.
At the interval my friend made milkshakes with his ice-cream by shaking it up and down and it accidentally flew up and landed all over him!
At the end, my friends made almost everyone in the Alhambra stand up and sing and dance.
Right at the end all of the Creative Critics went to a special VIP room to talk about the events, write some notes about the project and some of the musicians came into our room and I got three autographs. Alex taught them how to do The Dab and we all had an excellent time.
I loved it and would definitely recommend it to anyone and would always go to see it again.
This was the first night of our Creative Critics events, we went to the Bradford Alhambra. We were going to see the outstanding Nile Project, with people from over 10 countries playing music together. First we went to the VIP lounge to think about what we were going to see and then took our seats in the main theatre. First came on a man named Saleeb from Egypt, he was dressed in a long blue cloak and a white scarf. He sounded high pitched, his voice was clear and loud. He was on the stage on his own, slowly others walked onto stage. The audience were silent. Soon after a lady called Dina came on and started singing, Saleeb started hitting his hand drum. As more music came on, more dancing happened, it made the audience happy because then they could join in. I was excited to find out about what would happen next, everyone else was joyful around me. In the interval I was thinking that I wanted to see the African dancer/singer with the hat on, he was funny when he was dancing.
After the interval Jorga Mesfin dressed in lots of colours came on and shouted “Can we start a dance party? Put the house lights up!” Everyone in the audience stood up and started dancing and it made me feel hyper! We had two songs in the dance party, Kasiiva Mutua from Kenya who had been playing drums, came up to sing and taught us a dance and the lyrics of a song. After the performance we went to the VIP lounge and did a small workshop. We were surprised because we had visitors and in came some of the performers from the show. They told us playing together made them happy, they said they were nervous but excited at the same time, they had lots of fun. The best bit was when we sang and danced in the room with them. I had lots of fun at this show seeing The Nile Project, I learnt about new instruments from all around the world and how different countries could work together to protect the enormous River Nile. I would recommend this show to other people who are into music and dance. This is the best show ever, you will leave feeling amazed because you have just seen something you wouldn’t see usually.
On Saturday the 18th of June 2016, Battyeford Creative Critics went to the Alhambra Theatre. When I got off the coach I did not know what to expect. When I took my seat a funny feeling tickled up my spine, all of a sudden a small group of people entered the stage…
A bright beaming light shone on Saleeb Fawzy and he started to sing a really emotional song. When it came to the interval I was really looking forward to the second half of the show, it was amazing the first half and I couldn’t believe how well they did.
For the second half a really wacky man called Yousuf started to dance and all of the band copied. After a lady named Kasiva Mutua started her very own dance party and the whole crowd started to join in, in the auditorium, it was a whole lot of crazy!
When it was done we went to the VIP area and some of the band came down it was so awesome. On the way home we were all still very excited and if you like dancing and singing then I recommend it. I give it 10 out of 10 stars!
When I got of the coach I got set into a groups. We entered the Alhambra and it was very busy. Awesomely, we got to go into a V.I.P room!! We warmed up our imagination and thought what the show would be like!! We did get interrupted by the guy in the speakers telling us when it started, but that's ok!
We had to go to and be the audience and when we entered the room... It was so fancy! Anyway the show started and a gentlemen entered the stage. The show began in a fantastic way! There was a man with a very Egyptian voice. He was wearing a robe. What Egypt men might wear... Until a duet happened! A lady with a sparkly dress came on stage and sang beautifully. They were dancing, both of them then! It was amazing!
After that the same man was there still singing incredible, and there was a different lady singing beautifully! The audience was clapping, I was clapping!
The first bit went on for a while until the interval started. We all went for a bathroom break. Unfortunately I lost my ticket by accident but it didn't matter. We went back to being the audience and ate ice cream. I had strawberry.
The show started to begin again. I was very excited again. I saw a guy with a saxophone and he was very good with the instrument (he is my favourite). The music stayed in a different language and like I said it was amazing.
At the end we all got up from our buts and danced! We had this cool man who danced like crazy!! We all got to sing along. We sang to a song called belagla ! We all danced and cheered, now it was just amazing!!
Sadly the show finished and we went back to the V.I.P room. The best thing happened!! Some of the performers came down and we got some autographs!! We had a selfie with one of the girl performers called Kasiva. Until they all left. We got our things together. Remember when I told you I lost my ticket... We'll I lost my glasses!!! Until we found them in my critics bag.
We went back on the coach back to school and went home..... With a happy face.
The Nile project brings together 11 artists from along the Nile who live in Egypt, Ethiopia , Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi the artists are called Alsarah, Dina ,Hani, Jorga, Kasiva,Meklit, Michael, Mohamed, Nader, Selamnesh, Sophie and Steven.
Before and after we went to our special VIP room the first time we discussed what words we would use and about respect to the people around us in the auditorium
After we met some of them and got autographs and selfies in the middle we shook our ice cream and Alex spilt his everywhere mine tasted awesome also like the show was awesome. There was a man who had a funny hat and army clothes but really rocked the stage and danced really well Olivia and Jessica got everyone in the audience to stand up and dance the people encouraged the audience to dance and applaud enthusiastically.
In the VIPs room we were treated to yummy blackcurrant and orange juice one of the guitarists stayed out for all the songs. I really liked it and I think the musicians put all their effort into the songs my favourite was the one I talked about earlier who got everyone to dance Alex taught him to dab.
When I got off the coach, I felt a shiver run down my spine as I saw the breath taking view of the Alhambra.I was really excited about seeing the Nile project. I stepped inside and heard the sound of exited people talking about the show were about to see. The start of the performance was a bit mystical and it made me remember a movie. Throughout the performance I felt lots of different emotions it made me feel exited and think of what we have and take for granted if everyone had the same attitude the world would be a better place! All the performers seemed to have a good bond with each other and the audience. When I shut my eyes I felt like I was sat on a boat going along the Nile River and I was connecting with different cultures. I felt ecstatic it felt like I was at a carnival. The performers were wearing vibrant colourful clothes. The amazing performers got us to join in with their interesting performance everybody in the crowd were up on their feet dancing! After the performance some of the performers came down and we asked them some questions. They are from all along the Nile River basin including Egypt,Sudan,Burundi,Ethiopia,Kenya,Tanzania,Uganda and Rwanda.I would definitely recommend it to people of all ages and I really enjoyed it! It was a night I would never forget!
On Saturday 18th June I went to see the breath taking Nile project with Creative Critics at the Bradford Alhambra. It started with one singer on the stage wearing a white dress then different musicians came on the stage with instruments I had never seen before. It was very confusing because all of the different languages they were singing I didn't understand but it didn't spoil the performance. The audience were clapping along to the song and at one point everyone in the auditorium was up on their feet dancing. Only twelve people from the Nile project could come on the plane to England. When the performers weren't singing they did a little dance to keep the audience entertained. The performers were from all over the Nile basin. They we're playing lots of instruments including the saxophone,hand drum,flute,guitar and drums. They came from lots of countries called Egypt, Ethiopia and Venezuela. My group got seats really close to the front. Their voices were absolutely amazing. The performance was outstanding and I really enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend other people to go see the Nile project. After the performance we went back to the VIP lounge and some of the performers came to talk to us. They taught all of us the dance they were doing, we got their autographs and we learnt some of the words they sang in their different languages. Then we got on the coach and went home.
When I first got on the coach to go to Bradford I was really nervous. My friend reassured me and I felt better. When I got of the coach I didn't feel nervous at all. Then we went in the Alhambra I felt worried again. When we got in to the huge room lots of people were pouring in. Then it got really full and everybody was there. The show started and not all of the musicians went on stage a man (Saleeb) with a blue and white gown on started to sing first, it was a slow song and he was a brilliant singer. After he sang a pretty lady came on stage. All of the musicians played strange instruments. The lady had a beautiful voice and sang a lovely song. When it was a fast song my friend Olivia did some weird dancing and then I and my other friend laughed at her. In the interval we all had some delicious chocolate ice-cream and I switched seats so I could sit with Olivia. After that, we sat down and the lights went off and Olivia spilt chocolate ice-cream down herself!!!! Then a fast song came on the drummer was called Kasiva Muta who comes from Kenya and she learned drumming from her grandmother. They sang lots of different types of music some were sad some were happy it was very emotional. The end song came and me and Olivia stood up and started to dance. Then the people behind us stood up and danced. Then an amazing thing happened...I looked around and everyone was stood up! Then it was the end and everyone clapped. Then we went to the V.I.P lounge and did some talking about it and some activities. When we were in the middle of activities we heard some food steps came down the stairs... It was the actors and the performers on the stage!!! We asked them some questions and then they signed all of our creative critics’ books. After that, we had a photo with them. Then we got back on the coach and went home it was the best night of my life. I would recommend this to my grandma.
While I was on the coach I was so excited about the performance because I knew it would be a great experience for me. When we got seated in the theatre straight away I knew it was going to be a good performance. The Nile Project brings together musicians from 11 countries across the African Nile River Basin, which included Egypt, Sudan, Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda & Rwanda. It was amazing. I loved it. I personally thought it was a great experience for me. Up on the stage there were 11 musicians with lots of instruments. It was all great fun. At the end of the show we all got up and started singing and dancing. It was the best bit out of the whole show. After the show we went to the V.I.P (very important person) room. We talked a bit about the show. While we were in the room some of the musicians came in and we asked them some questions about the show. I thought the show was amazing.
I would recommend it for other people to go and watch because I think you will enjoy it to. If I could rate this performance, I would rate it a 5 STAR rating. I loved this performance and I think you will love it too.
When I stepped off the coach, I saw a glance of the breath-taking Alhambra. When we all stepped inside people were talking and looking at the posters of the show we were going to see. We walked past everyone and into a VIP room for a talk. Eventually we went to the auditorium to see the performance. The start of the show was a bit unique and interesting; it was like that till the interval. But the second half was amazing, fun, interesting and ecstatic. We were all on our feet dancing away, up on the stage the singers were dancing and having fun with us. They were all from different countries and it felt like I connected with them. If I shut my eyes I pictured the countries in my head. We went back to the VIP room and we got to meet the performers, they were wearing cultural, vibrant clothes. We danced and sung for ages.
I would recommend this performance to every one of all ages for it was amazing, energetic elderly people would enjoy this too. It was one of the best nights of my life!
On Saturday 18th June, the Creative Critic group and I went to the amazing, grand Alhambra Theatre to see the one and only Nile Project. When we walked into the theatre we didn’t know what to expect. The show started with a speech about what it was all about. When the show started we saw people walking on to the stage in weird costumes that we had never seen before.
When the artists were ready the man who was in the middle unexpectedly started singing in a completely different language, none of us could tell what he was saying. It is actually quite astonishing to see man sing in a different language. The instruments that we saw were very unusual; they looked like instruments where you could combine two random things together to make something that could make a really amazing sound. The atmosphere was very loud! I could feel the vibrations in the floor from all the instruments and singing. The singing throughout the performance was terrific!
In the second performance it was just as good. It was much more energetic and rhythmic, probably because they were more confident seen as this was their first show in Britain. The singing throughout the performance kept on changing pitch and tune. Different people were singing and they all sang in different languages. In some arts it was a bit emotional because it reminded me about what would happen in other countries. Near the end the artists started dancing and then asked the audience to start dancing as well, people started standing up and dancing with them. It was a really fun experience. After the show we went in to the workshop to think about some of the ideas and to say what it was like. Suddenly, three artists of the group came into the room and we were all surprised! Everyone was queueing up to get their signatures on their books.
I recommend this to people who enjoy shows at theatres and are interested in unusual dancing and singing.
On Saturday 18th June I went to the Alhambra in Bradford to see The Nile Project.
When we arrived we went to our VIP room where we did a workshop, then me, Jess and Eden went to go see the auditorium. When we went inside to our seats I was kind of nervous because I didn’t know what they were going to do but when it started I lost all of my nervousness and it was very fun. The first singer that came on was called Salaeb from Egypt, soon after a boy came on and a guy with a Kawala. Then some people came on with drums and two men with electric guitars. In the interval we got ice-cream and I spilt it down myself and I was very, very cold! Then the show started again and me and my friend Jess got everyone in the auditorium stood up and dancing. After the show we met some of the performers and we learnt a dance, gave them high fives, took selfies and videos of us all together. It was the best night of my life.
I would recommend it to old people.
I felt excited as I stepped on to the coach and as we set off to the Alhambra. I had questions in my head thinking, What would the audiences reaction be like? As soon as the coach parked I felt worried. We walked inside the theatre and we walked upstairs where we got to stay in a VIP room. A man started speaking through a speaker to tell us how long it would be until it started. As we gave a lady our tickets we sat in our seats. When the lights turned off, a man gave a speech before it started. The audience looked excited while I couldn’t wait until it started.
Then a man came on in a blue robe and started singing but in a different language, my friend and I found it funny. When a fast song came on, my friend Olivia started dancing and got really crazy! In the middle there was an interval and we got ice-cream. After the interval some people came back with instruments and a lady with a white dress came on and sang lovely, I felt amazed at this point. When she sang, some instruments were playing, such as: percussion, saxophone, Oud, Kawala, Inaga and vocals. Everybody was dancing near the end and when it finished we went back to the VIP room to write in our journals. Just before we left a man who played the saxophone, a girl who sang and another man who sang, came into the room and I got their autographs. Then we walked back to the coach and I sat next to Jessica, and Olivia sat in front of us. As we parked up, my mum took me home.
I would recommend this to everybody.
On Saturday 18th June 2016 a group of Battyeford pupils went to the Alhanbra Theatre to see The Nile Project. It was one of the best performances of my life. It was all about the countries around the Nile and it was their first performance in Yorkshire. There were a lot of talented artists there, there were singers, saxophone players, drummers and there were other people with a lot of weird instruments. Everyone, when they were singing, sang in a different language but you could somehow connect and tell what they were saying. There were lots of performers and all of them were great and were really very talented! There was absolutely no story-line, all I thought it was, was a group of people who lived around the Nile and they had formed a group.
The mood changed throughout the performance, some of the songs were sad but others were happy. At the end everything was really happy and they told us “turn up the lights, we are going to have a party!” The crowd went CRAZY!! The applause was unbelievable, we all just about screamed our heads off. The most amazing, fantastic part was… all of the band came to see us and we got their autographs and a picture with them. When we got back on the coach and to our house, I was way too excited to sleep!
I have no complaints about this production.
When the show started at the Alhambra, there was a speech about the performance which was not too long or too short. Once he walked off the crowd went wild cheering The Nile Project on to the stage. A singer solemnly walked his way to the middle, when he started singing all of the crowd were caught off guard. The volume of his voice swept us away but even though he had masses of volume he still had a delicacy in his voice. When he finished he rushed off then quickly came back with four other performers and did a spectacular performance. The only criticism is that during that performance you couldn’t hear one of the vocalists, but other than that the performance was ace. There was one more performance before the interval, the crowd went crazy, being ecstatic and clapping during the break.
As the second part began, it started slowly and boring but as we went further into the second part, a woman came from the drums and started getting us all dancing. We all giddily bounced up and danced doing a call and response. When it finished, the crowd was buzzing! The only other criticism is that the talented tongue singer person, didn’t perform with The Nile Project.
I highly recommend this show as it is amazing, spectacular, and it ticked all the boxes. It is also for all ages. I rate it four stars **** .
On Saturday the 18 of June I went to see the Nile project at Bradford Alhambra it started off with one singer who was wearing a white cloth and a long blue gown...the singing was calming, it made me feel drowsy and relaxed. Then came a musician playing a Kawala that was like an awesome flute. At that point the audience was relaxed. Then came a dancer and singer who did a funny dance wearing a sort of army outfit. This performer was called Yousuf then two drummers came one was a man and one was a woman they were called Hani Bedai and Casiva Mutua after that came a saxophone player and two more singers. Eventually we got up and joined in dancing and singing. At the end we got the musicians autograph .It was loud and the crowd was filled with excitement. This was the first night of our Creative Critics and I recommend it to everyone.
I got on the coach and I really wasn't exited. The reason was because I thought this show was going to be rubbish. I walked into the Alhambra and it was huge. We didn't go straight onto the audience we went into a V.I.P bar for a talk, which was amazing.
As we sat down the lights got dimmer and the show began. A strange clothed man walked onto the stage but he didn't start singing he started making a long vocal sound. Then lots of other artists came on to the stage and it changed everybody's mood. Everyone started a beat by clapping which made the atmosphere much more fun. Me and Lewis started to have a little dance because on the walk ways lots of other people were dancing. A guy came out, who was dressed in all white clothes, he had a weird instrument called a masenco . It was a cross between a guitar and a violin I want one!
We finally got the interval which was my favourite bit because we got ice cream but me and Lewis didn't get to pick because we went to the toilet so Lewis got strawberry and I got vanilla. We couldn't wait for the next part to start. Just before it started my friend was shaking his ice cream to make it melt but it went wrong the lid came off and the ice cream went all over him I laughed so much . Hahahahaha. What an interval .
Once again the strangely dressed singer came back on stage and did a long vocal sound. A short Ethiopian woman came right to the central spot of the stage and used her amazing voice and sang. She said in a loud and clear voice let's have a party. She started a beat by clapping then everyone joined in. Then after that the four people in front of me Lewis , Harvey and Alex stood up and started dancing so me and Lewis obviously stood up. Then ever body else did and it was a titanic party. It was the best time of my life wouldn't have changed anything about it but one thing, I would change that it would last forever! I highly recommend this for all ages and for people that love singing and dancing. You will have the best time ever please go and see it.
As soon as everybody sat down the atmosphere changed. Even the beat of everyone’s heart could be heard. The presenter walked out and told us all about the show. The actors came from all the way up the river Nile. One good reason about how much I liked it was because we (the critics) didn’t exactly know what they were playing so it left us on a cliff hanger. After the first solo performance, quite a few people came out with instruments we have never seen before. Even though they looked different didn’t mean they played different. I really liked it because when the girls who sang made us feel like we were on the stage singing with her because she let us clap with her and be in the tune. I would definitely recommend it to others because it was by far the best music show I have ever been to and I go to like 10 per year. But the second best part was that they gave us all ice cream also towards the and the atmosphere got better and better when finally they let us join in and dance and sing our hearts out. As the show finished we went back to our work shop and discussed how good it was. Suddenly out of nowhere the musicians came into our workshop and that made us even more excited. At that point we was all so excited and giddy, we couldn’t help ourselves singing. It was like being on the stage because we were having so much fun. After asking a few questions we got their signatures. If had to rate The Nile Project out of 100, I would definitely say it was above 1000! We had so much fun seeing the show I would definitely recommend it to others.
On Saturday the 18th June, I went I went to go see the Nile Project at the Bradford Alhambra. The audience and I were introduced to the show with a speech, telling us more about the show and then the show started with some spectacular singing. The audience began to clap as the rest of the group came on gradually. They all had their own style, which I thought was very unique. Some of the group went off as the song ended and other members of the group came on for the next song.
As the show went on, I saw them encouraging the audience more and getting them to dance. I really enjoyed the man on the sax he really lit up the atmosphere, he was called Jorga Mesfin and he was from Ethiopia. The singers really encouraged the audience to clap along with them and get them even more excited. I was a bit concerned at the start because they weren’t really giving any eye contact but in the second half, their eye contact was superb.
I enjoyed the second half of the performance best because they really got the audience up on their feet and they were getting an ace reaction from the audience. They looked stunning and I really thought they worked well together. The ending was the best part of it because they got everyone dancing and they created a fantastic atmosphere. The main reason they set up the Nile Project was to spread awareness about how much the Nile means to them, they all come from 11 different countries around the Nile and came together to spread awareness. I went into the auditorium not really knowing what to expect and came out with a different perspective for the Nile. I would definitely recommend it for others to see.
The moment I got off the coach I could tell the show was going to be something special you could just tell. When I got into the Alhambra it started with some pre-longed sounds, you could not tell what they were saying because it was in African. I think the whole show was brilliant and a bit out of the ordinary as well. Although the artists were from 11 different countries along the Nile basin a few maybe, 5 or 6 spoke English/American. Every single song, performance and speech got an applause because of the quality of the show. At times it wasn’t my sort of music but at other times it was incredible and I really enjoyed it. It was amazing to see so many people from so many different countries able to communicate with each other.
The Nile Project brings together musicians from 11 countries including Sudan, Egypt, Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. It was founded by Mina Girgis in 2011. There are vocals from more than 10 countries.
Before and after the show we went to the VIP lounge to talk about the show and ask questions for the show. Right at the start of the show an Egyptian man named Saleeb came on in a blue robe and a necklace around his neck. His voice was clear and loud, he sang on his own until he was joined by a lady in a pretty white silk dress with lots of colours on it, yellow, blue and red. When she started singing the man played his hand drum. As the show went on the music got louder and the crowd were happy this made me excited. After there was a break when we had ice cream. After two ladys came on, one in a blue sparkly dress (with a lovely voice) and then a man came on with an army like suit and started jumping, he made us stand up and dance. A lady walked on with a big smile on her face and played the drums then she started to sing. A man called Jorga, with a sax, said turn the lights up, so we can have a party in here…Then the lady Kasiva, showed us a dance to copy. One the last song everyone sang and danced. They took a bow and told us their names. When we went back to the VIP room we got a big surprise. Five of the musicians came in and we got their autographs, high fives and selfies with them.
I would recommend this for people who like theatre.
On Saturday the 18th June, me and many others were about to go in the Alhambra watch the “Nile Project”. I couldn’t wait to look at the performance. We went into the theatre and into the VIP room, we shared lots of ideas.
Then we walked into the auditorium, I was lucky to get a seat near the front. Then a tall man came on stage doing a speech about the first time in Europe for the Nile Project and this premiere. Then Saleeb Fansy walked on and made the atmosphere impeccable, he sang beautifully. The more performers that came on stage the more energetic the vibe.
We went back after the interval and everyone was ready for more, a man came on who brought everyone’s mood up. Everyone got up and dance with Kasiva Matua in the audience. I bet everyone really enjoyed it. After we went back to the VIP room and got autographs from the artists.
I recommend this Nile Project for everyone, I hope you go and see it!