Date & Time:
04/08/2017 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Meklit’s music is imbued with poetry and multiplicity, from hybridized sounds of Tizita (haunting and nostalgic music) drawing from her Ethiopian heritage, to jazz, folk songs, hip-hop and art rock. She aptly describes her music as emanating from “in-between-spaces.”
Listening to Meklit transports us to the post-national space of Africa and America, inspiring us to bridge the frontiers between language, tribes and disciplines.
Meklit is an Ethio-American singer, composer, and cultural instigator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her music sits on the hyphen line, born as equally from San Francisco as it is from Addis Ababa.
Meklit's third record comes out this spring on Six Degrees Records and is produced by multi-GRAMMY winning artist/songwriter Dan Wilson (Adele, John Legend, Dixie Chicks). Deeply inspired by Mulatu Astatke (the Godfather of Ethio-Jazz), the songs shine with pentatonic melodies, Ethio groove, and a singer-songwriter's poetic core. This is immigrant music and American music all at the same time.