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Mina Girgis | Speaker
New York 2014 ISPA Congress

New York 2014

Mina Girgis, speaker (Session 3 | Beyond the Classroom: Arts Education as Social Enterprise) at the New York 2014 ISPA Congress, January 14-16, 2014, Imagining a New Economy for the Arts. View the full Schedule of Events.

Mina GirgisMina Girgis | Speaker
Nile Project & Zambaleta
Co-Founder

Mina Girgis is an ethnomusicologist and entrepreneur who specializes in curating and producing innovative musical collaborations across diverse styles. Relying on his background in hospitality, Mina explores new ways to design environments conducive to learning, making, and experiencing music. In 2009, he founded Zambaleta, a nonprofit community World Music school based in San Francisco. He is currently developing Zambaleta into an online marketplace for music lessons. In 2011, Mina created the Nile Project – an initiative to inspire, educate and empower university students to work together to foster the sustainability of the Nile ecosystem. Mina writes about World Music education, arts entrepreneurship, applied ethnomusicology, the representation of Gypsies within the World Music industry, and the role of music in the Arab Spring.