Ethiopian-born singer songwriter Meklit Hadero draws inspiration from the first generation American experience—both her own and others—to inform the public radio show MOVEMENT, broadcast nationally on PRX’s The World. MOVEMENT recenters immigrants, migrants and refugees as essential drivers of cultural expression, innovative perspectives, and powerful new art. Over a series of conversations and interviews, Meklit and her band engage with migrant Americans to put their stories into a creative context for a musical journey that more fully encompasses the narrative tapestry of their unique heritage. For this live program of this MOVEMENT, Meklit will be joined onstage by Diana Gameros (Mexico/US), Jesus Diaz (Cuba/US), and Clarissa Bitar (Patestine/US).
Generously supported by the Stanford Live Commissions and Programming Fund. MOVEMENT Live is co-commissioned by Stanford Live, Meany Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Washington (Seattle), Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance, The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, and Cultural Arts Center at Montgomery College (Takoma Park/Silver Spring, MD).
View the program here.