Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Web site: http://www.meklitmusic.com/
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was born in Ethiopia, grew up in Brooklyn, and have lived for the past eleven years in the San Francisco Bay Area. These places are my sonic homelands and I make music that touches all of them. I am inspired by the unique melodies, rhythms and scales of Ethiopia. I am moved by the improvisation of Jazz.... the way it lets you make the music new every single time you play it, and the connection it gives me to the heart and history of the US. I am a singer-songwriter at the core, deeply influenced by that American folk ethos that anyone can sing their truth if they can strum a chord or two. Good music is good music. And if you look at anyone's ITunes collection these days, you're not going to see only one genre. So why play only one genre?
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