Meet Meklit, Ethio-American vocalist, singer-songwriter and composer whose music sways between cultures and continents. Known for her electric stage presence, innovative take on Ethio-Jazz, and her fiery, emotive live shows, Meklit has rocked stages from Addis Ababa (where she is a household name) to San Francisco (her beloved home-base), and across the world. In this intimate solo concert, featuring a mix of music and personal storytelling, Meklit invites us on a compelling musical journey, reminding us that a strum and melody are all we need to sing truth into the world. This brilliant artist and activist, currently the Chief of Programs at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, has previously served as a TED Senior Fellow (her TED Talk, The Unexpected Beauty of Everyday Sounds, has been watched by more than 1.2 million people), National Geographic Explorer, Harvard Artist-in-Residence, Co-Founder of the Nile Project, and featured singer of the UN Women Theme Song.
“…one of the jazz world's most innovative modern artists."
Recommended Grades: 7 – 12
Length: 40 minutes