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Tessa Shimizu

Known for her electric stage presence and galvanizing live shows, Meklit has rocked stages from London to Cairo. The Ethiopian-American vocalist and songwriter makes music that sways between cultures and continents, blending jazz, folk and East African influences. An innovator and activist, Meklit founded the Nile Project and serves as a National Geographic Explorer and a TED Fellow. Her latest album, When the People Move, The Music Moves Too, reached the top of the iTunes World Music Chart. In her new show Movement, Meklit mixes the live concert experience with storytelling and multimedia, creating a meditation on what it means to be American. Co-commissioned by Meany Center.

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