Mekit Live in Addis Ababa

Posted: Dec, 21st 2018 Contributor: Bilen Shifferaw,

Meklit heads to Addis in 2019. Be sure not to miss out.

Performing at Alliance Addis Ababa with Colin Douglas on drums. Sam Bevanon bass. Howard Wiley on Sax. Marco Peris on tupan/percussion plus lots of Ethio musical guests.

The one and only Meklit Hadero, brings her full band from San Francisco to Addis Ababa for the first time in 7 years. She'll be playing songs from her most recent album in a homecoming concert for her beloved fans in Ethiopia.

Meklit is an Ethiopian-American vocalist, singer-songwriter and composer, making music that sways between cultures and continents. Known for her electric stage presence, and innovative take on Ethio-Jazz, Meklit has rocked stages from Addis Ababa to San Francisco, Rome, Cairo and many more.

Her latest album - When the People Move, the Music Moves Too - was released last year on Six Degrees Records. Produced by multi-GRAMMY winner Dan Wilson (Adele, John Legend) it features world-renowned musicians Andrew Bird and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. These 11 songs were inspired by a conversation between Meklit and Mulatu Astatke (the Godfather of Ethio-Jazz) where he tasked her to keep innovating and find her contribution to this music.

11 January 2019 at 8:00pm - 21 December 2018 at 3:31pm
Alliance Ethio-Française, Umma Semetar St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Price: FREE
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