Meklit Hadero is no stranger to the Washington DC music scene. Her earthy tones, at once folksy and throaty have a hint of country and neo-soul rolled into one, making her a DC favorite. She will be coming to the Artisphere on January 18, 2014 in the Dome Theater. The show starts at $8 p.m. and tickets are $18.
Her Ethiopian heritage is subtly woven into the fabric of each of her songs, influencing the unique character that makes her songs memorable. Meklit has been likened to a blend between Joni Mitchell and Nina Simone. Her music has been so popular that she has been interviewed by a variety of sources including NPR, PBS, and National Geographic. In 2009 she was named a TED Global Fellow and has served as an artist-in-residence at New York University, the De Young Museum, and the Red Poppy Art House.
Meklit is based in San Francisco where the the San Francisco Chronicle called her “...an artistic giant in the early stages.” She maintains ties with her roots as the founder of the Arba Minch Collective, a group of Ethiopian artists in the Diaspora devoted to nurturing ties to their homeland through collaboration with both traditional and contemporary artists there.
Meklit's music is unique and familiar, all at once, inviting you to come to a place of relaxation and solitude whilst pushing the envelope of unique into the terrain of the familiar. To learn more about her, visit her official website or become a fan on Facebook. You can also visit the Artisphere website to purchase tickets or call 703-875-1100 for more information.