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Meklit at YBCA! 

May 19-21 2016
YBCA presents This was made here: A diasporic odyssey by artist Meklit. The performance teases the senses weaving American jazz and traditional Ethiopian rhythms. Meklit marries the two cultures to create music that transcends culture and dialect, accessible to anyone who enjoys music that makes you move! Her work with the genre was inspired by the guidance of Mulatu Astatke, the godfather of Ethio-Jazz, who encouraged her to find her own voice in the evolution of historic music. A true poet at heart, Meklit injects social consciousness and her personal journey into her music, exploring themes as wide as migration, love, hip-hop, and intimacies of everyday life.

Tickets & info: YBCA.org/meklit


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