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NYC: Meklit Hadero Live at the Skirball Center, April 3rd

Ethiopian-born Meklit Hadero to perform live with her band at the Skirball Center in Washington Square South on Sunday, April 3rd 2011

Ethiopian-born Meklit Hadero will be performing live with her band at the Skirball Center in Washington Square South on Sunday, April 3rd. Growing up in the U.S., her music draws from a wide range of influences, from her native Ethiopian and East African sounds, to jazz and folk mixed with rock n' roll. Currently Meklit is a TED Global Fellow, the founder of the Ethiopian cultural exchange Arba Minch Collective and a spring artist-in-residence at NYU. Check out the track below for a quick preview. Get tickets here.  Doors at 6:30pm, show starts at 7.


Interview
Image courtesy of Killbeatz.

Interview: Killbeatz' Short & Sweet Debut EP, 'Love and Happiness'

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Killbeatz needs no introduction. The producer born Joseph Addison is one of the biggest hitmakers as far as afrobeats is concerned. From R2Bees to Sarkodie to FuseODG to M.anifest, Killbeatz has blessed your favorite singers and rappers alike with the soundtracks to their biggest hits. From the azonto era to the global spread of afrobeats, his contribution to African music as a whole cannot be overstated.

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Despite producing for the crème de la crème of the Ghanaian music industry as well as several international artists over the length of a decade, the highly-influential producer and instrumentalist never had a project of his own. Now he has set out to change that. In October 2020 Killbeatz dropped his debut EP, titled Love and Happiness.

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