Mix at Six: Meklit

Meklit is an Ethiopian-American vocalist, singer-songwriter, and composer, making music that sways between cultures and continents. Known for her electric stage presence, innovative take on Ethio-Jazz, and her fiery, emotive live shows, Meklit has rocked stages from Addis Ababa (where she is a household name) to San Francisco (her beloved home-base), to NYC, London, DC, Montreal, Nairobi, Chicago, LA, Arusha, Rome, Zurich, Rio Di Janeiro, Seattle, Cairo, and more. She is a National Geographic Explorer, a 2019 Artist-in-Residence at Harvard University, a TED Senior Fellow, a cultural instigator, and an in-demand performer and speaker. Her TED Talk, “The unexpected beauty of everyday sounds,” has been watched by more than 1.2 million people. 


Beginning at 6:00PM, Mix at Six is the series the Chicago Tribune says “ups the cultural ante considerably,” featuring high-energy, relaxed, fast-paced programs after work and opportunities for audiences to engage with featured performers. All Mix at Six performances are about 60–75 minutes in length.

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