Meklit Hadero at 2016 NYC Winter Jazz Fest

Meklit Hadero. (Courtesy photo)

Tadias Magazine
By Tadias Staff

Published: Saturday, December 26th, 2015

New York (TADIAS) — Singer and songwriter Meklit Hadero will perform at the 2016 New York City Winter Jazzfest on Saturday, January 16th at Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village.

Winter Jazzfest takes place over two-nights on January 15th and 16th at various venues in the Village and will showcase more than 100 groups. “Continuing a tradition of supporting like-minded jazz presenters Winter Jazzfest is pleased to again feature the unique programming visions of Revive Music and New York Hot Jazz Festival who will each curate their own stages during these two-nights,” organizers announced.

Meklit is also scheduled to perform at another NYC venue, Iridium, on Monday, January 18, 2016. The concert will feature her latest music This Was Made Here, which is “deeply inspired by Mulatu Astatke, the Godfather of Ethio-Jazz.”

This Was Made Here was sparked by a conversation between Meklit and Mulatu late one night after Meklit’s 2011 full band debut in Addis Ababa,” the Iridium said in its announcement. “Mulatu urged her to not play Ethio-Jazz as he and others created it 45 years ago, but to take it further and be a part of its evolution. He tasked her to make her own mark on this music, and she is now responding in song.” Meklit’s third album featuring these songs is scheduled to be released in May 2016 by Six Degrees Records.


If You Go:
MEKLIT AT WINTER JAZZ FEST – ZINC BAR
Saturday, January 16, 2016
7:40pm – 8:40pm
Tickets at www.winterjazzfest.com/tickets

MEKLIT AND KIRAN AHLUWALIA AT IRIDIUM
Monday, January 18, 2016
8:00pm – 10:00pm
More info at www.theiridium.com

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