December 06, 2023

Meklit – Movement, Migration & Muse

On today’s episode I speak with Meklit, an Ethio-American vocalist, songwriter, and composer known for her electric stage presence and her ability to craft deeply personal Ethio-Jazz songs that resonate with audiences across the globe. Meklit’s music has taken her from the heart of Addis Ababa, to stages in San Francisco, New York City, Nairobi, Cairo, Montreal, London, Rome and many more. Meklit is a National Geographic Explorer, a TED Senior Fellow, and a former Artist-in-Residence at Harvard University. She has also been involved in impactful projects like the Nile Project, which addresses cultural and environmental challenges in the Nile basin through music, education, and enterprise. You can also find Meklit as host of the “Movement,” a podcast and live show that explores global migration through music. Embark on a journey through Meklit’s musical evolution, creating a rich tapestry of sonic landscapes that celebrate identity and community.

LISTEN NOW on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, iHeart Radio, and Amazon Music.
Made in collaboration with Hudson Mohawk Magazine with editing by Moses Nagel.
More info about Meklit at: IG @MeklitMusic

Tainia is at: IG + YouTube @tainaasili

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