a gig you’ll regret missing: Meklit Hadero at Dollhouse on 1/21

Meklit Hadero was born in Ethiopia, raised in the U.S., and heavily influenced by the arts scene in San Francisco. She was named a TED Global Fellow in 2009, has served as an artist-in-residence at New York University, has been involved with myriad other arts projects, and is an activist driving The Nile Project, which is promoting collaboration among “hip-hop and traditional musicians from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt.”

And she makes some damn good music that has garnered rave reviews from around the world.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Meklit, you can check out this preview by Kenneth Rosen in Do and this interview by Bill DeYoung for Connect Savannah.

Or you can just show up at Dollhouse Productions at 980 Industry Drive in West Savannah on the evening of Tuesday, 1/21.

Leslie Adele, the talented singer from A Nickel Bag of Funk, and Atlanta alternative soul singer Danni Cassette will be opening. Adele is scheduled to go on at 8:30 p.m., with taking the stage Cassette at 9:15. That should put Meklit on stage around 10 p.m. Tickets are $12 and are available at the door.

Here’s Meklit with “Leaving Soon”:

Here’s a live version of “Call”:

And “Soleil Soleil”: