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Photo by Ibra Acke; artistic direction by Wangechi Mutu

Music

Meklit

This Was Made Here

Wednesday, October 5, 8:00 p.m.

About the Program

Travel on a diasporic odyssey with singer, musician, and cultural instigator Meklit. Immersed in her sonic homelands of Ethiopian traditional songs, jazz, and the songwriter tradition, Meklit performs music of going and returning that grooves and soars. Hear her celebrate the newness of life and the ties that bind us together, and be inspired to bridge the frontiers between language, tribes, and disciplines.

NPR hails: “[Meklit] Hadero’s sound is a unique blend of jazz, Ethiopia, the San Francisco art scene and visceral poetry; it paints pictures in your head as you listen.”

More to Explore

Watch the video for "Kemekem (I Like Your Afro)" by Meklit, featuring Samuel Yirga.

Listen to Meklit's album We Are Alive on Spotify.