An Ethio-American vocalist, songwriter and composer, Meklit is known for her electric stage presence and innovative, deeply personal Ethio-Jazz songs. She writes music steeped in traditional Ethiopian rhythms blended with a lyric poetic core. Her floating melodies and dancing grooves draw on a combination of sources such as East African music, Nina Simone and Joni Mitchell. In this performance, Meklit’s signature jazzy rhythms will be on display alongside her longstanding quintet of bass, drums, percussion and tenor saxophone. Her live shows invite the audience to explore new ideas while dancing to the music.