Meklit

ONCE Somerville Presents

Meklit

Só Sol

Sun, April 9, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 8:30 pm)

$15 - $18

This event is 18 and over

Meklit
http://www.meklitmusic.com

Check out her recent TED talk appearance! >>> https://www.ted.com/talks/meklit_hadero_the_unexpected_beauty_of_everyday_sounds

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Só Sol
https://sosol.bandcamp.com

Doors @ 6:30pm / Show @ 7pm

18+ / All ages admitted with adult

$15 advance / $18 day of show

Tickets are available for purchase online until 5pm day of show / Walk up tickets are available for purchase at the door day of show after 6:30pm

Meklit
Meklit
Meklit is an Ethio-American singer, composer, and cultural instigator. Her music sits on the hyphen line, as Oakland as it is Addis Ababa. Her third record, This Was Made Here comes out this spring on Six Degrees Records and is produced by multi-GRAMMY winning artist/songwriter Dan Wilson (Adele, John Legend, Dixie Chicks). Deeply inspired by Mulatu Astatke (the Godfather of Ethio-Jazz), the songs shine with pentatonic melodies, Ethio groove, and a singer-songwriter's poetic core. This is immigrant music and American music all at the same time.

Meklit is a TED Senior Fellow and her TED Talk, The Unexpected Beauty of Everyday Sounds, has been watched by more than 1 million people. She has received musical commissions from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the MAP Fund and has toured extensively across the US, UK, and East Africa. As an artist-in-residence at Universities including NYU and Purdue, she explores questions of cultural activism, thinking about how music and arts can help us ask questions about who we are and where we want to go collectively. In 2011, she co-founded the Nile Project with Egyptian Ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis, which the New York Times called "a committed, euphoric, international coalition."

Meklit and her projects have been covered by:

USA Today, NPR, The New Yorker, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Sun Times, PBS, PRI, the BBC, Seattle Times, Le Presse (Montreal), MTV Iggy, OkayAfrica, The Village Voice, Google Music, Relix Magazine, Pidgeons and Planes, WIRED Magazine UK and many more.

Check out her recent TED talk appearance! >>> https://www.ted.com/talks/meklit_hadero_the_unexpected_beauty_of_everyday_sounds
Venue Information:
ONCE Lounge
156 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02143