The river's source can be pinned down to the area of the Ruwenzori mountain range in Uganda. Here, a wonderland with trees ten metres high, and magical and rare birds such as the Scarlet-tufted Sunbird or the shimmering Ruwenzori Turaco await. The Nile passes Lake Victoria and Murchison Fall National Park, where the stars of Africa's animal world – giraffes, elephants and lions – wait to make their appearance. After the Sudd's marshlands, the river slowly but steadily makes its way to its delta in the Mediterranean, through endless deserts and past Egypt's famous pyramids. More than 80 million people are living in the delta area, many of them depending on the regular flooding of the world's longest river. The natural world in the Nile's catchment area is as full of contrast and diverse as the landscapes and nations along its course. This three-part series explores all the different faces of the world's most ultimate river.
Runtime: 60 minutes
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Nile Gregory Rodgers Jr. (born September 19, 1952) is an American record producer, songwriter, musician, composer, arranger and guitarist. He is the lead guitarist and co-founding member with Bernard Edwards of the band Chic, which has been active since 1976 and was one of the most successful groups of the disco era. He is famed for his “chucking” rhythm guitar style. Although he recorded three solo albums during the 1980s and 1990s, and one as part of the short-lived group Outloud, Rodgers has found more success in collaboration as producer and performer with many artists including Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, Philip Bailey, Thompson Twins, Sheena Easton, David Bowie, Bryan Ferry, Duran Duran, Madonna, INXS, Britney Spears, Spoons, and more recently, Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Avicii, Disclosure, Sam Smith, Pitbull, Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue, Max Pezzali, Nervo, Laura Mvula, Sigala, Keith Urban and Christina Aguilera. On April 7, 2017, Rodgers was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received an Award for Musical Excellence.
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Live at the Budokan (1999) Up All Night (Chic, various artists) (2013)
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