Hightlights include performances at major venues and festivals such as:
Bumbershoot Music Festival, SXSW, The Kennedy Center, Southbank Centre (London), Moods (Zurich), the Hollywood Bowl, the TED Conferences, Monterey Jazz Festival, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Nuits D’Afrique (Montreal), San Francisco Jazz Festival, the Triple Door, Old Town School Of Folk Music (Chicago), le Poisson Rouge, globalFest, Gondar Castles (World Heritage Site - Ethiopia), Blankets and Wine (Nairobi), and many more.
May 30 + June 1, 2019
Meklit performs at the Kronos Festival with Kronos Quartet at SFJAZZ Center.
March 25-29, 2019
Artist Residency - Meklit was an Artist-in-Residence at Harvard University, with the Office of the Arts at Harvard and the Department of Ethnomusicology.
March 5, 2019
Performance - Local Sirens - a Celebration of International Women’s Day featuring the music of Bay Area Immigrant Women. Presented by Women’s Audio Mission and supported by Intersection for the Arts and Grants for the Arts.
Jan 13, 2019
Performance - Mulatu Astatke’s Africa Jazz Village at Ghion Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Jan 12, 2019
Performance - Selam Festival, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. With Mahmoud Ahmed.
Jan 11, 2019
Performance - Alliance Francaise, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Jan 9, 2019
Performance - Tobiya Poetic Jazz @ Ras Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Televised to an audience of 5 million.
Dec 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 2018
Performance: 16th St Historic Train Station, Pop-Up Bar and Installation Space w/Bulleit Burbon, Oakland, CA.
Dec 1, 2018
Performance: Jack London Revue, Portland, OR.
Nov 29, 2018
Performance, Columbia City Theater, Seattle, WA.
Nov 6, 2018
Talk - How Music Connects Us @ TED Salon Cairo, Egypt.
Oct 13, 2018
Performance: Life is Living Festival, DeFremery Park, Oakland CA.
August 27, 2018
Performance: Helsinki Festival, Finland.
July 29, 2018
Performance: WOMAD UK Festival, Charleton Park
July 28, 2018
On the Air: BBC Loose Ends on Radio 4 + WOMAD Radio + BBC World Service
July 13, 2018
Performance: Nuits D'Afrique Festival, Fairmount Theater, Montreal
July 12, 2018
Performance: Arts Riot, Burlington, VT
July 11, 2018
Performance: Rockin' On the River Festival, Troy, NY.
May 4, 2018
Talk: Ask Me Anything Session - Cultural Activism @ Zoo Labs. Oakland, CA.
April 28, 2018
Performance: The Virgil, Los Angeles
April 27, 2018
Performance: Levitt on the Lawn @ Scripps College, Claremont, CA.
April 20, 2018
Performance: One America Annual Dinner, Seattle, Washington.
April 6, 2018
Performance: SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
March 5, 2018
Performance: Blues Alley, Washington DC
March 4, 2018
Performance: Motor House, Baltimore
March 3, 2018
Secret Show, Philadelphia
March 2, 2018
Performance: Apollo Music Cafe, Meklit kicks off Africa Now! Festival, Harlem, NYC
Feb 26, 2018
Performance: Middlebury Institute @ Monterey
Feb 22, 2018
Talk: Immigrant Music, American Sound @ UC Merced
Feb 17th, 2018
Performance: The MOSH, Jacksonville, FL
Feb 16, 2018
Talk: Cultural Activism and Global Citizenship, Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Ocala, FL
Feb 15, 2018
Performance: Tuscawilla Art Park, Ocala, Florida
Dec 11, 2017
Performance: Phoenix AZ for the National Immigrant Integration Conference in a collaboration with Mexican singer-songwriter Diana Gameros.
Oct 20, 2017
Performance: The New Parish Oakland, With Lalin (of the Seshen) and Istanbul Connection
Sept 29 + 30, 2017
Performance: The Lotus Festival, Bloomington, IN
Sept 28, 2017
Performance: The Promontory, Chicago
Sept 27, 2017
Performance: Grinnell College, Iowa
August 16, 2017
Performance: Mulatu Astatke W/Meklit @ The UC Theater, Berkeley
July 22, 2017
Performance: Grand Performances Los Angeles
June 24, 2017
Performance: Madaraka Festival at MoPop Museum (Formerly EMP), Seattle
June 21, 2017
Performance: CD Release Concert Presented by Blue Note Jazz Fest @ Nublu
June 20, 2017
Performance: CD Release Concert at Tropicalia, DC
June 16, 2017
Performance: Americans for the Arts Conference
May 12, 2017
Performance: CD Release Concert at the Crocodile, Seattle
May 6, 2017
Performance: CD Release Concert at the Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco
April 9, 2017
Performance: ONCE Somerville, Boston
April 8, 2017
Performance: The Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy, NY
April 7, 2017
Performance: World Cafe Live, Willmington, DE
April 6, 2017
Performance: The Atrium At Lincoln Center, NYC
April 5, 2017
Performance: Blues Alley, DC
March 11, 2017
Performance: Stanford Studio @ Bing Concert Hall
Feb 25, 2017
Talk: Global Diaspora for the Intercultural Affairs Department at Grinnell College, Iowa.
Feb 23, 2017
Performance + 2 Talks: Carleton College, Northfield MN.
Feb 20, 2017
Performance: National Family Philanthropy Conference, SF
Feb 16-18-18, 2017
Meklit was Musical Director of UnderCover Presents: A Tribute to the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which also featured her band's Ethio-Jazz interpretation of Nothing Even Matters.
January 6, 2017
Keynote Talk: Wavelengths APAP World Music Pre-Conference, on the subject of Rethinking the We: World Music and Global Citizenship for 2017
Oct 23-30, 2016
Meklit served as Artistic Director of Brighter Sound's My Music, My Manchester creative workshop, bringing together 31 young musicians from all the major youth music programs of Manchester, UK. Final performance took place at the BBC Philharmonic featuring all the young artists alongside string players from the BBC Phil and Manchester Camerata.
Oct 14th, 2016
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center @ The University of Maryland
Oct 5th, 2016
Skirball Center, LA
August 20th, 2016
Meklit is featured as a guest singer at the Umoja Festival - Oakland, CA
July 2nd, 2016 - Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington DC,
With my dear friends, the powerhouse Grammy winning band, Quetzal
May 28th and June 2nd, 2016
Meklit with Jorga Mesfin and Asli Ethio-Jazz, at Dr. Mulatu Astatke's Africa Jazz Village, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
May 25, 2016
Private speaking event, Paris - France.
May 19-20-21, 2016
Debut of Meklit's new body of music, This Was Made Here at YBCA. Commissioned by the MAP Fund. San Francisco, CA
April 8th, 2016
The Liberty Theater, Sun Valley Center For the Arts, Haley, Idaho
March 14th, 2016
The Beat In-Between, Schomburg Women's Jazz Festival, New York, NY
Feb 27th, 2016
Purdue Univeristy Convocations Series, Spring Artist-In-Residency Performance, The Lafayette Theater. Feb 25-26 - Residency activities at Purdue, including class visits to: Popular Black Culture, Social Movements, Literature and Composition, and Poetry classes.
Feb 23, 2016
University of Missouri, The Corner Playhouse - With the Braiding-As-Sculpture Installation. Feb 19-21 Residency activities including a roundtable discussions on Arts and Activism, and class visits to Ethnomusicology of Soul + Country Music, and band-leading workshops with music students.
Feb 17, 2016
Scripps College, LA
Jan 18th, 2016
FLi Artists Showcase at the Iridium, NYC
Jan 16, 2016
Winter Jazz Fest at Zinc Bar, NYC
Oct 8, 2015
Meklit returns to Yerba Buena Gardens Festival!
Sept 12, 2015
Meklit performed her song Waiting For Earthquakes as arranged by Anais Azul for Awesome Orchestra, a fifteen piece chamber orchestra in honor of Intersection for the Arts 50th Anniversary.
August 27, 2015
Meklit both gave a TED talk and performed with her band at the 2nd TED Fellows Retreat in Monterey, CA.
August 14th, 2015
SFJazz Center, San Francisco, CA
June 27th, 2015
Triple Door, Seattle, Washington
June 26th, 2015
Vancouver International Jazz Festival
June 11, 2015: On the Air: BBC World Service
June 7, 2015: On the Air: BBC Rise of a New African Star.
May 29th, 2015
The Monk, Rome, Italy
May 16th, 2015
May 11-15, 2015
Band on the Wall // Brighter Sound
Artistic Director Residency
May 10th, 2015
May 7th, 2015
March 7 and 8, 2015
Carnival On The Mile
PAST NILE PROJECT DATES
MAY 2- LIVE! // MCCARTER THEATRE - PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
MAY 1 - LIVE at UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS
APR 26 - LIVE! // CLARICE SMITH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER - UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
APR 23 - LIVE! // CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS - PENN STATE UNIVERSITY
APR 17 - LIVE! // HOPKINS CENTER FOR THE ARTS - DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
APR 12 - LIVE! // PORTLAND OVATIONS
APR 11 - LIVE! // CHAPIN HALL - WILLIAMS COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC
APR 10 - LIVE! // CENTER FOR THE ARTS - WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
APR 7 - LIVE! // FINE ARTS CENTER - UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSSETTS, AMHERST
APRIL 2 LIVE! // MAHANEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS - MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE
MAR 28 - LIVE! // FLYNN CENTER - UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT
MAR 21 - LIVE! AT THE SANCTUARY FOR INDEPENDENT MEDIA, TROY NY
MAR 20 LIVE! // MICHAEL SCHIMMEL CENTER FOR THE ARTS - PACE UNIVERSITY, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LIVESOUNDS
MAR 19 - LIVE! // DAVID RUBENSTEIN ATRIUM AT LINCOLN CENTER
FEB 20 -
SYMPOSIUM @ MAGNES - SESSION 2: MUSIC COLLABORATION AND WATER COOPERATION
SYMPOSIUM @ MAGNES - SESSION 3: FOOD ALONG THE NILE
SYMPOSIUM @ MAGNES - SESSION 4: COMMUNITY MUSIC EVENT LED BY MUSICIANS OF THE NILE PROJECT
FEB 19 - LIVE! // ZELLERBACH HALL - CAL PERFORMANCES, UC BERKELEY
FEB 18 - LIVE! // BING CONCERT HALL - STANFORD LIVE
FEB 13 - LIVE! // THE GREEN MUSIC CENTER- SONOMA STATE
FEB 12 - LIVE! // THREE STAGES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, Folsom CA
FEB 11 - LIVE! // UCSB ARTS & LECTURES
FEB 7 - LIVE! // ART POWER! AT UC SAN DIEGO
FEB 5 - LIVE! // CARPENTER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER – CAL STATE, LONG BEACH
JAN 30 - LIVE! // MEANY HALL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS – UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
JANUARY 11 - Global Fest - NYC!
Jan 3rd, Secret Show - Red Poppy Art House
Meklit does secret shows annually to try out new material. These are available exclusively for her email list. To sign up for her list, simply scroll down to the bottom of this or any page on the website and enter your information.
TED Global Conference, Oct 3-10, 2014
Meklit attends and performs at the TED Global Conference in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil!
Home [Away From] Home - (HAFH)
HAFH is an experimental art installation and festival featuring artists from the Ethiopian and Eritrean communities of the Bay Area, culminating in a week-long art happening Sept 7-13 and FINALE FESTIVAL DAY Sept 14th, 2014. Meklit is the lead artist for HAFH and assembled a team of East African artists to coordinate the project. The festival is centered around this year's Eritrean and Ethiopian New Year (Sept 11, 2014). We are building a traditional home that will function as a popup gallery for visual arts and performance. We are a project of YBCA-In-Community, and generously funded by the James Irvine Foundation.
10 am - 8 pm. Building the Home/Gojo/Adgo
10 am - 8 pm. Art installation day.
10 am - 8 pm. Gallery Hours! Stop by to check out the Home/Gojo/Adgo, as well as artwork commissioned by our ten artists....
10 am - 6 pm, Gallery Hours.
6 pm - 8 pm, Artists Q&A. Stop by to meet the artists, learn about the process of creating artwork based on Taxi Stories from the Ethiopian and Eritrean community of drivers.
Sept 11th, NEW YEARS DAY!
10 am - 6 pm, Gallery Hours
6 pm - midnight, Celebration @Studio Grand, 3234 Grand Ave, Oakland. One block from the Home.
6-7 pm - Writers and poets salon
7-8 pm - Film shorts
8 pm - Happy hour beverage tasting with drinks sourced from Ethiopia/Eritrea.
9 pm - midnight dancing with drinks and sounds from Ethiopia/Eritrea.
10 am - 8 pm, Gallery Hours + School Visits
Enkutatash at Mosswood Park!
Sept 14th - FESTIVAL DAY!!!!
MUSIC PERFORMANCES by Gabriel Teodros, CopperWire, Melted States, Zena, and more! Stage powered by Rock the Bike Pedal Power.
UMBRELLA PAINTING: Arts and Crafts for kids and families
12 pm - 6 pm. Umbrellas have a special significance in Ethiopia and Eritrea. They are used ceremonially, but are also a simple shelter from the sun. Join us in a multicolored umbrella painting activity for children and families. Umbrellas will be given away to participating families towards the end of the Sunday Festival finale event.
BRAIDING AS SCULPTURE COMPETITION:
1 to 6 PM. The Braiding As Sculpture competition recognizes that braiding is a three dimensional art which maps ideas of geometry, design aesthetics and beauty on to the pallet of the body. Through bringing the often informal act of braiding to a "live" context, we transform it into performance and installation happening in real time.
THE FAMILY PORTRAIT SALON
COFFEE CEREMONY by ANFILO COFFEE, All day long.
Enjoy coffee the traditional way, all day long!
Aug 16, 2014
Lotus Land Botanical Gardens
Aug 2, 2014
African World Festival
New Center Park, Detroit!
Fri, July 18th, 2014
Festival Nuits D'Afrique
Le Gesu, Montreal Quebec
Thurs, July 17, 2014
Friday, June 27th, 2014
Stanford Jazz Festival
Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford Campus
Thurs, June 5th, 2014
Berkeley Botanical Gardens
Magical show will happen under a canopy of redwood trees. Be there!
Tues May 27
Just Films Presents Difret + Meklit
@The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
I'm completely honored to be opening for this award winning film with a short set of music
New York, NY, Freehttp://atrium.lincolncenter.org/
Sun, May 25
Meklit at Payomet Performing Arts Center
Thurs, Mar 20, 2014
The Mansion at Strathmore
Fri, Mar 21, 2014
New York, NY
Sat, Mar 22, 2014
David Friend Recital Hall
Tue, Mar 25, 2014
Wed, Mar 26, 2014
Cedar Rapids, IA
Thurs, Mar 27, 2014
Cedar Cultural Center
Mon, Mar 31, 2014
The Triple Door
Wed, Apr 2, 2014
Great American Music Hall
San Francisco, CA
Fri, Apr 4, 2014
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 22 – 25 2014
Wed, Jan 22, 2014
Tues, Jan 21, 2014
Sun Jan 19, 2014
Pour House Music Hall
Sat Jan 18, 2014
1101 Wilson Boulevard
Friday, Jan 17th, 2014
The Music Hall
Thu Jan 16, 2014
538 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101
Doors: 8:00 pm
Wed Jan 15, 2014
400 Pine Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Doors: 8:00 pm Show: 8:30 pm
Tue Jan 14, 2014
250 State Street
Doors: 8:00 pm Show: 9:00 pm
New Haven, CT
Sun Jan 12, 2014
56-58 S12th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Doors: 7:00 pm Show: 8:00 pm
Sat, Jan 11, 2014
Winter Jazz Fest
Fri Jan 10, 2014
New York, NY 10003
Doors: 8:30 pm Show: 9:00 pm
September 27, 2013 – Meklit at the Arcata Playhouse
September 25, 2013 – Meklit at Jazz Alley
Show presented by KBCS!
September 6th, 2013 - SonicBids Presents Meklit at Hotel Utah
500 4th Street @ Bryant, San Francisco
Get your tickets here!
July 12th, 2013 – Meklit at the SFJAZZ Center
We’re coming back to SF Jazz! Expect more new tunes and a new version of an Ethiopian Classic.Featuring Darren Johnston,Lorca Hart, and Sam Bevan
May 20th, 2013 – PopUp Magazine at Davies Symphony Hall
The Songreader Edition. Quinn and I did a collaboration with Melody of China, performing Beck’s tune The Title Of This Song. The show also featured Beck himself, Devendra Banhardt, John C. Riley, Charlene Yi. Sorry I couldn’t tell you guys in advance. Since it’s a PopUp show, you never know who’s on stage till you arrive!
May 10th, 2013
Meklit and Quinn at Davies After Hours
Davies Symphony Hall
May 18th, 2013
Meklit and Quinn open for Bhi Bhiman
St. Cyprian’s Church
2097 Turk Street (at Lyon), San Francisco
May 22nd, 2013
Meklit at Public Works, Fundraiser for Charity Water
Show at 9 pm, Proceeds go to Charity Water
April 24th, 2013
Music For Good Forum, featuring the Nile Project
Want to find out what happened at the January Nile Project Residency? Nile Project Executive Director Mina Girgis will fill you in on the juicy details and Meklit does a set with Nile Project Musical Director and bassist Miles Jay. DJ Senor Oz finishes the night with a set of music for dancing! All proceeds go to the Nile Project.
$10 advanced tickets, $20 at the door
March 29, 2013: On the Air, BBC's The World on 3
March 10th @ 9 pm – DAHLAK, London – UK
256 – 258 Brixton Road SW9 6AQ
Advanced Tickets here: www.wegottickets.com/event/211330
March 8th, 2013 @ 5:30 pm
Meklit’s Freestage Performance as part of Women of the World Festival
Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall
17:30 – 18:30
March 7, 2013: On the Air: BBC Women's Hour
March 7th @ 8:30 pm
Meklit performs at the Vortex Jazz Club in London – UK
March 2nd, 2013-
Meklit performs at the new SFJAZZ Center
The flagship venue is here!
Feb 20 and 21 - Meklit at UC San Diego
21st features special guest Quinn Deveaux
February 22-March 1 – Meklit attends the TED Conference in Long Beach, CA as a TED Senior Fellow
Ideas worth spreading. Speakers, fellows, and audiences that expand your mind horizontally, vertically and diagonally (that’s in all directions, folks!). This is one of my favorite weeks in the whole year!
February 1st – Meklit opens for Angelique Kidjo at the University of Michigan!!!
Get your tickets here!
February 2nd – Meklit performs at Mayne Stage in Chicago
February 4th – Meklit Performs at Legion Arts in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
February 5th – Meklit performs at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis
Meklit heads to the Fekra Cultural Center in Aswan, Egypt for the Nile Project music residency, creating new songs with artists from across the Nile Basin
For more information, please go to www.nileproject.org
TOUR DATES For MEKLIT and QUINN
09/09 @ Tin Angel – Philadelphia, PA
09/11 @ Busboys and Poets – Washington, DC
09/12 @ Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY
09/20 @ Playhouse – Arcata, CA
09/21 @ Center For The Arts – Grass Valley, CA
09/26 @ SOHO Restaurant and Music Club – Santa Barbara, CA
09/25 @ Yoshi’s Oakland – Oakland, CA
09/27 @ Hotel Café – Los Angeles, CA
Meklit at the Monterey Jazz Festival
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Meklit at Kuumbwa Jazz
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Santa Cruz, CA
Meklit Hadero AND CopperWire (2 separate sets) at the Beloved Festival
Saturday, August 10th and 11th, 2012
Meklit at California World Fest
Saturday, July 14th, 2012
1 pm and 7 pm shows
Meklit Hadero at the Marin JCC
Thursday, May 3, 2012
200 N San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA 94903
SAN FRANCISCO :: May 5, 2012
CopperWire CD Release Show
“Earthbound” SF Debut with Mighty Zulu Delrokz
at the Rickshaw Stop
featuring Bocafloja (“Patologias del Invisible Incomodo” SF Release)
9pm | 21+
$12 advance http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/108295 | $15 door
155 Fell Street
San Francisco, CA
Meklit Hadero and Lizz Wright at SF Jazz
Friday, March 23, 2012, 8 pm
Herbst Theater, San Francisco
Meklit Hadero at the Arcata Playhouse
Wednesday, March 21st, 2012, 8 pm
The Mint LA
Los Angeles, CA
The Lane Series
Friday, February 3rd, 2012, 7:30 pm
UVM Music Building Recital Hall
384 South Prospect Street, Burlington, VT, United States, 05401
Saturday, February 4th, 2012, 7 pm
17 Holland St, Davis Square
Sommerville, MA (right outside of Boston)
February 7, 2012
With Joy Ike Opening
5972 Baum Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
1101 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209
Baryshnikov Arts Center
Thursday, February 9th, 2012, 8 pm
450 West 37th Street, Suite 501
New York, NY 10018
Meklit goes to the TED Conference in Long Beach, CA as a TED Senior Fellow!
Feb 24-March 2, 2012
Opening 45 minute set for Gabriel Teodros’ CD Release Party
THIS WAS RESCHEDULED FROM THURSDAY’S ORIGINAL DATE DUE TO THE ICE, SNOW, and FREEZING RAIN
Join us on SUNDAY – January 22nd, 2012
November 30th, 7:30 PM
Felton, CA (near Santa Cruz)
The African Leadership Network Conference
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Concert Inaugurating UN Women’s Campaign for Gender Equity
Saturday, October 22, 2011, 3-7 pm
UN Compound, Addis Ababa
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, October 18th
Ringling International Arts Festival
presented by the Baryshnikov Arts Center and the Ringling Museum of Art
October 11-16, 2011
The New Parish
Thursday, September 29th
With openers The Congress, Canary Sing, and DJ Zita
8 pm, $12 in advance, $15 at the door
Thursday, August 25
129 E Street, Suite E
Center for the Arts
Friday, August 26
8:00PM, $15 members, $18 non-member
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
San Francisco, 1 pm, Free
21 Petaluma Blvd N
1251 9th Street
September 1st, with opener Fast Rattler
6637 SE Milwaukie Avenue
September 2nd, 8 pm
Port Towsend, WA
Bumbershoot Music Festival
EMP Level 3 Stage, 9 pm
Amoeba Records In Store Performance
July 23rd, Hollywood, CA
2 pm, Free
12noon – 1 pm, Free
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, July 16th
Concerts on the Oval, Stuyvesant Town, NYC
4 pm, Free
Thursday, July 14th
Festival International Nuits D’Afrique
Wednesday, July 13th
Real Art Ways, Hardfort, CT
7:30 pm, $15 in advance, $18 at the door
Tuesday, July 12th
Johnny D’s, Boston
8 pm, $12
HOME FROM HOME at The Independent San Francisco
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011, Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8 pm
Featuring Darrell Green on drums, Darren Johnston on trumpet, Evan Flory-Barnes on bass, special guest Quinn Deveaux.
For tickets, go to: http://www.theindependentsf.com/event/41827/
Esalen International Arts Festival
STILL BLACK, STILL PROUD: An African Tribute to James Brown
Featuring Pee Wee Ellis, Vusi Mahlasela, and special guest Meklit Hadero
AT Yoshi’s Oakland on Thurs/Fri 6/9 and 6/10 and
AT the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl on Sun 6/11
The Tribe Hotel – Nairobi, Kenya
Saturday, May 21st 8 pm
With Darren Johnston, Darrell Green and Evan Flory-Barnes
May 6th @ Showroom (Addis)
May 8th in Harar
May 10th @ Meda Club & Restaurant (Addis)
May 11th @ Coffee House (Addis)
May 12th @ Jolly (Addis)
May 14th in Gondar
Artist Residency with the Institute of African American Affairs at NYU
03.20.11 to 04.30.11
New York, NY
NYU’s Institute of African American Affairs and Lincoln Center’s Meet the Artist Jointly Present
Resonate! African America in Sound and Story
a present-time exploration of multiplicity in the African Diaspora
Each performance is followed by a lively conversation moderated by co-developer and NYU Institute of African American Affairs Artist-in-Residence Meklit Hadero.
at David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Street
Wed April 6 Listening to Roots & Voicing Branches featuring Chanda Rule and Somi joined by Liberty Ellman on guitar.
Two inspirational songstresses redress intraracial tensions through song, (dis)harmony, and spoken word.
Wed April 13 Toshi Reagon
“One hellava rock’n’roller-coaster ride” – Vibe Magazine
Wed April 20 Nora Chipaumire
A visionary contemporary dance artist who speaks to the human condition with power, authority, and urgency.
Wed April 27 Danny Mekonnen and Adam Clark: And Lay Duo (world premiere)
Debo Band members perform traditional folk songs and original compositions inspired by the big band funk of 1970’s Ethiopia.
Meklit at the Payomet Performing Arts Center
Sunday, April 17, 7 pm
Performance at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU
4.3.11, 7 pm – 9 pm
Meklit is joined tonight by a Keith Witty on upright bass, Jonathan Finlayson on Trumpet, Darrell Green on drumkit, Marika Hughes on cello, Mazz Swift Camlet on viola, and Tarrah Reynolds on viola.
Co-presented by the Institute of African-American Affairs.
$20 general, $10 students
Get your tickets here!
566 Laguardia Place @ Washington Square
New York, NY 10012
Black Portrait Symposium at NYU
Meklit speaks at the panel – Reshaping The Cultural Imagination Through the Arts
Saturday, April 2nd, 2011
SXSW Showcase – ALL MUSIC IS WORLD MUSIC
The Osher Marin JCC
02.05.11 | 8 pm
San Rafael, CA
Global Femme Vox :
An APAP Showcase at Drom NY with Meklit Hadero, Somi, Pyeng Threadgill and Tamar Kali
01.06.11 | 7 pm – 9 pm
85 Avenue A
between 5th and 6th St.
in the East Village section of Downtown Manhattan
New York, NY 10009
APAP Showcase at Barbes
01.07.11 | 8 pm – 9 pm
376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
Under the Radar Showcase at Koi Lounge @ the Chinatown Brasserie
1.10.11 | 10:30 – 11 pm
380 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012
N Street Studios
11.20.10 | 8:30 pm
The Studio on 4th – Theater Arts Bar and Performance Venue
11.19.10 | 8 pm
Zouk Beats presents Meklit Hadero at Don Quixote’s International Music Hall
11.04.10 | 8 pm
Santa Cruz, CA
Earshot Jazz Festival at the Triple Door
10.19.10 | 8 pm
Opening for Toshi Regan of Sweet Honey and the Rock
10.17.10 | 7 pm
Port Townsend, WA
SF JAZZ Show at the Swedish American Music Hall
10.16.10 | 8 pm
San Francisco, CA
What an honor to be playing as a part of this anchor Jazz institution.
The Loft at the University of California San Diego
10.14.10 | 8 pm
San Diego, CA
TEDxRainier at Benaroya Hall
Global Union Festival at Alverno College
09.26.10 | 1 pm
Chicago World Music Festival at the Old Town School of Folk Music
Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall
4544 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago
Global Roots Festival at the Cedar Cultural Center
09.24.10 | 8 pm
Lotus World Music and Arts Festival
09.17.10 – 09.18.10 | 8 pm
08.01.10 | 2 pm
San Francisco, CA
opening for RICKI LEE JONES. so excited.
E-Town Radio Show – Live at the Boulder Theater
06.23.10 | 7 pm
Opening for Jackie Greene
The Triple Door
06.21.10 | 7:30 pm
Playing in Seattle, my second home!
Meklit Hadero and Cristina Orbe – HOUSE CONCERT
06.20.10 | Doors at 8 pm, Show at 9 pm
New Africa Live at LE POISSON ROUGE :: Meklit Hadero with The Olatuja Project
06.01.10 | 7 pm
New York, NY
The Warehouse Loft
05.29.10 | 8 pm
Live Perfomance featuring B. Sheba & Munit
CD RELEASE PARTY AT BIMBO’S 365 CLUB
05.13.10 | 8 pm
San Francisco, CA