Tour Dates & Tracklisting for Meklit Hadero & Quinn DeVeaux’s “Meklit & Quinn”

...ld Saving Up – Quinn DeVeaux Music Arcade – Neil Young Bring It On Home To Me – Sam Cooke TOUR DATES 09/09 @ Tin Angel – Philadelphia, PA 09/12 @ Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY 09/19 @ Playhouse – Arcata, CA 09/21 @ Center For The Arts – Grass Valley, CA 09/23 @ Monterey Jazz Festival – Monterey, CA 09/25 @ Yoshi’s Oakland – Oakland, CA 09/27 @ Hotel Café – Los Angeles, CA Additional links: Meklit & Quinn official Meklit Hadero official...

NYC: Meklit Hadero with Joy Ike — 3/21

...kens Get ready for Meklit Hadero’s blend of “jazz, Ethiopia, the San Francisco art scene and visceral poetry” as she stops by NYC’s SubCulture to share her latest release, We Are Alive. You may recall Meklit from her collaboration with Quinn DeVeaux and the afro-futurist group Copperwire. Check out her video for “Leaving Soon”: Joy Ike Opening for Meklit is up-and-comer Joy Ike, the daughter of Nigerian...

WATCH: Meklit Hadero & Quinn DeVeaux — “Sent By You”

...itled collaboration. While most of the songs on the album are covers, this is an original that the two wrote. The video delivers a fun, whimsical treatment of the song, and you can’t help but smile. Another interesting fact: Meklit and Quinn directed the video themselves and shot it, incredibly, in a single take. Get it done DIY, and have fun! Additional links: Meklit & Quinn official Meklit & Quinn cover Arcade Fire...

WATCH: Meklit Hadero feat. Andrew Bird — “I Want To Sing For Them All”

...Longtime readers will recognize singer-songwriter Meklit Hadero from various solo and group projects we’ve covered in the past. The video above is from her latest album, When The People Move, The Music Moves Too, which was released on June 23. The song is a polyrhythmic tribute to the multiple musical influences that shaped her as a child who moved between between Ethiopian and American cultures. Additional link: Meklit Hadero official...

UPCOMING: CopperWire’s Ethiopian American Hip Hop @ Drom — 4/27

@copperwiremusic The group CopperWire–comprised of three Ethiopian-American artists (above, l-tor-r) Meklit Hadero; Burntface aka Ellias Fullmore; and Gabriel Teodros–describes their new album Earthbound as a “hip hop space opera”. It’s a story that begins on another planet, a stolen spacecraft, and the three fugitives on their way to our planet. Musically, Earthbound mixes soul, hip hop and outer space....

Best of 2012: 15 Albums You Should’ve Heard, But Probably Missed

...um and it succeeds in holding your attention from start to finish. Heavy rotation tracks: “Tip The Scales” and “The OtherSide” (below). The Roots official 13. Meklit Hadero & Quinn DeVeaux — Meklit & Quinn An album of mostly covers with some originals, this collaboration between two Bay Area artists is an intimate and thoroughly enjoyable listen from start to finish. They offer an inventive take on Talking...
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Boldaslove.us Recommended @ SXSW Music

...une Fifth Nation Animals As Leaders Kokayi B L A C K I E all caps no spaces Talib Kweli Toro Y Moi Twin Shadow Wu-Tang Clan Khaira Arby P.O.S. TV On The Radio Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears HOTTUB Zion I & the Grouch Meklit Hadero The Dears Odd Future (just to see what all the hype’s about) Shad* The Bellrays* Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group (The Mars Volta) Aceyalone Nerdkween Check the SXSW Scheduler to get more info on any of these...