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Meklit Album Release Party at Tropicalia

June 20 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 pm

Meklit: Album Release Concert
Doors 7:30 pm, Show 8 pm.
Tickets $15 advance , $20 at the door

Meklit is an Ethio-American singer, composer, and TED Senior Fellow based in the the San Francisco Bay Area. Her new album, When the People Move, the Music Moves Too, gets its wings this June on Six Degrees Records. Come and celebrate at the CD Release Party at Tropicalia.

Deeply inspired by Ethio-Jazz, this is pentatonic music, born at the intersection of Addis Ababa and Oakland, East Africa and the West Coast. The album was produced by multi-GRAMMY winner Dan Wilson (Adele, John Legend) and features world renowned musicians Andrew Bird and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Entertainment Weekly calls Meklit’s sound, “A wildly groovy style of music.”

Tickets $15 advance , $20 at the door

VIDEO:

I Want to Sing For Them All, Feat. Andrew Bird. Premiered on Vibe Magazine, May 5, 2017:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwDrcvGTODs

Kemekem (I Like Your Afro), Feat. Samuel Yirga:
youtube.com/watch?v=qC8feW4gomo

PRESS
“Get into Meklit.” – VIBE MAGAZINE
“Meklit delivers a sound all her own” – USA TODAY
“You may not have heard Meklit’s music before, but once you do, it’ll be tough to forget. – NPR
“She is stunning.” – SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
“Meklit is one of those rare artists with the power to bridge genres, geography and generations.” -GOOGLE MUSIC
“To understand Meklit’s story, you must first place yourself in front of a map and open up your ears. It’s only then that her music can hit you with full force— and trust us, when it does, you’ll be happy you’re knocked off your feet.” – DIG BOSTON

Rave review of April 2017 live show :: Ethio-Jazz Soul Singer Meklit Airs Out Her Brilliant Forthcoming Album at Lincoln Center- https://newyorkmusicdaily.wordpress.com/2017/04/07/meklit/

New album press release: http://ymlp.com/zuTAFy

Details

Date:
June 20
Time:
7:30 am - 11:00 pm

Venue

Tropicalia
2001 14th St, NW, Lower Level - Corner of U & 14th (Enter From U St, Down Stairs)
Washington, District of Columbia, DC 20009 United States
Phone:
(202) 629-4535
Website:
http://www.tropicaliadc.com/