Mina Girgis

The Nile Project

Mina Girgis is an ethnomusicologist and a serial entrepreneur whose work spans various sectors including music, education, conflict transformation and environmental sustainability. In 2011, he started the Nile Project – an international non-profit that promotes the sustainability of the Nile River by curating innovative collaborations among musicians, university students, and professionals. In 2009, Mina founded Zambaleta, a community World Music school based in San Francisco, California. Mina has received awards and fellowships from Wired Magazine, National Arts Strategies, Synergos and Seeds of Peace, and the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley. He currently serves as the Director of Education, Campus & Community Engagement at UC Berkeley’s Cal Performances.