Meklit w/ Ambrose Akinmusire
Singing in her native Amharic and in English, Bay Area-based Ethio-American vocalist, songwriter, and composer Meklit is known for her soulful performing style and for combining jazz, folk, and East African influences in her work, including her much-acclaimed recent, When the People Move, the Music Moves Too. She has collaborated with the likes of Kronos Quartet, Andrew Bird, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and musical legend Pee Wee Ellis. A National Geographic Explorer, a TED Senior Fellow, and a former Artist-in-Residence at Harvard University, Meklit is Chief of Program at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. She is also co-founder, co-producer and host of Movement, a new radio series and live show telling stories of global migration through music.