Meklit Seattle Cd Release Concert With Gabriel Teodros + Wd4 D

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Meklit   Seattle Cd Release Concert With Gabriel Teodros + Wd4 D
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Meklit returns to Seattle for the release of her new album, When the People Move, the Music Moves Too, which gets its wings this June on Six Degrees Records. Come and celebrate with a bumping set of Ethio-Jazz for 2017. This is pentatonic music, as Oakland as it is Addis Ababa, immigrant music and American music all at the same time.

The songs came straight from the push of a legend.... Back in 2011, in a late night conversation after he saw her concert Mulatu Astatke - the Godfather of Ethio-Jazz - sat Meklit down and said, "What are you going to do to contribute to Ethio-Jazz? You must keep innovating!" Meklit responded with this body of songs laid on a foundation of East African groove, and jeweled with a story of finding beloved home inside of two cultures.

Truly a family affair, Gabriel Teodros, Meklit's cousin and longtime collaborator, opens the show with songs spanning his prolific career as a beloved worldwide wordsmith.

Gabriel Teodros is a musician and writer from South Seattle who first made a mark with the group Abyssinian Creole, and reached an international audience with his critically-acclaimed solo debut Lovework. He has since set stages on fire all across the US, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Ethiopia and South Africa; often in combination with workshops on creative writing, music, history and media literacy.

His most recent album, Evidence Of Things Not Seen, is a James Baldwin-inspired portrait of right now that was created with Auckland, New Zealand-based producer SoulChef. It has been described by critics as Teodros' strongest album yet, after a decade of notable releases that also include Colored People's Time Machine, Children Of The Dragon, and CopperWire's Earthbound (a space opera of a hip hop ride set in the year 2089, recorded with fellow Ethiopian-American artists Meklit and Burntface).

In 2015, Teodros made his speculative fiction debut with a story published in Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements, and in 2016 he graduated from the Clarion West Writers Workshop for Speculative Fiction. His writing has also been published by The Feminist Wire and Okayafrica. For more information log on to www.gabrielteodros.com
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