Meklit is an Ethio-American singer, composer, and cultural instigator based in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 12 years. Her music sits on the hyphen line, born as equally from San Francisco as it is from Addis Ababa.
Meklit’s third record comes out this spring on Six Degrees Records and is produced by multi-GRAMMY winning artist/songwriter Dan Wilson (Adele, John Legend, Dixie Chicks). Deeply inspired by Mulatu Astatke (the Godfather of Ethio-Jazz), the songs shine with pentatonic melodies, Ethio groove, and a singer-songwriter’s poetic core. This is immigrant music and American music all at the same time.