Photo by John Nilsen

Photo by John Nilsen

Meklit is an Ethio-American singer, composer, and TED Senior Fellow based in the the San Francisco Bay Area. Her new music is deeply inspired by Ethio-Jazz, with pentatonic horns and bumping grooves, born at the intersection of East Africa and Coastal California. The album, titled When The People Move, the Music Moves Too was produced by multi-GRAMMY winner Dan Wilson (Adele, John Legend), features world renowned musicians Andrew Bird and Preservation Hall Jazz Band and gets released on Six Degrees Records this June.

PRESS QUOTES:

"Meklit delivers a sound all her own"  - USA TODAY

“You may not have heard Meklit’s music before, but once you do, it’ll be tough to forget. - NPR

"A wildly groovy style of music." - ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

"She is stunning." - SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

“Meklit is one of those rare artists with the power to bridge genres, geography and generations.” -GOOGLE MUSIC

"Last night at Lincoln Center, Meklit came to conquer. Rocking a sassy kente cloth skirt and black top, the ex-Brooklynite Ethio-jazz belter bounded and whirled across the stage, singing in both English and Amharic, leading a tight six-piece band through a passionate, fiery, subtly relevant mix of mostly new songs from her forthcoming album When the People Move, the Music Moves Too.... she’s found new vocal power in her low register, and commands the stage like never before." - NEW YORK MUSIC DAILY, Performance Review

 Photo by John Nilsen

Photo by John Nilsen