Meklit's new album, When the People Move the Music Moves Too, was released June 23, 2017 on Six Degrees records, and within hours went to #4 on the iTunes World Music Charts.
Mulatu Astatke, the Godfather of Ethio-Jazz, inspired this album with a directive to Meklit back in 2011, telling her, "find your contribution to Ethio-Jazz and keep on innovating!" His words sparked these 11 celebratory songs, born of a hyphenated Ethio-American identity, as Oakland as they are Addis. Meklit, Lalin (The Seshen), and members of Istanbul Connection join host Devon Strolovitch live in he studio for a preview of their show this Friday at The New Parish in Oakland. Wednesday 10/18 at 9 pm.