Harmonize Something Difficult with Meklit Hadero
Meklit Hadero is an Ethiopian-American vocalist, songwriter, composer and former refugee, known for her electric stage presence, innovative sound and vibrant cultural activism. Meklit hosts Movement, a transmedia storytelling initiative that lives at the intersection of migration and music.
Meklit’s performances have taken her to renowned stages across four continents. Her last album topped world music charts across the US and Europe, and was named amongst the best of the year by Bandcamp and The Sunday Times UK. Most meaningfully to her, Meklit is a star in her home country of Ethiopia, after the music video for her song Kemekem and her TED Talk went viral there, the latter garnering over 1.3 million views.
Meklit has collaborated with renowned artists such as Kronos Quartet, Andrew Bird, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and the late creator of funk music, Pee Wee Ellis. She is currently signed to Smithsonian Folkways, with two records set for release in 2024.
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