meklit and mulatu

I am beyond thrilled to announce that I'll be opening for the Godfather of Ethio-Jazz, the great Mulatu Astatke Feb 21st, 2015 at Royce Hall at UCLA. When I met Gash Mulatu in Ethiopia three years ago, he admonished me to keep on innovating and to never make the music in the same way that he had forty years ago.  I found his advice so moving, and true to the way that the musical greats think. There's nothing about this man that is stuck. Instead, he is IN the onwards. Can't wait for this moment. The only thing that would make it even better is singing with him. Keep your fingers crossed for me!!!!!!!!!!