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"Meklit Hadero: 'Home from Home' Tour"                             

Geoscope Environmental Laboratories joins singer/songwriter Meklit Hadero on the eve of her trip to Ethiopia for her performance to launch the UN Women’s campaign for gender equality, at her FREE concert LIVE at the Kennedy Center in celebration of UN initiatives that promote access to clean water in Ethiopia.

Kennedy Center
Millennium Stage
October 18, 2011
6:00pm - 7:00pm


Program Summary:

Geoscope Environmental Laboratories proudly supports, Meklit Hadero as she uses her gifted voice to raise the cause of UN Initiatives in Ethiopia. On the eve of her trip to Ethiopia where she will perform for the launch of UN Women’s campaign for gender equality, Meklit will be presenting her “Home from Home” performance. This show weaves the threads of her recent travels to Ethiopia and her commitment to positive change  in Africa , celebrating UN Month in Washington and initiatives like those of UN Women and SGRho90210’s Water & Sanitation Hazards (W.A.S.H.) Educational Grant Program, that help make the UNs goals for Access to Clean Water in Ethiopia a reality. 

 Meklit Hadero Artist Profile:

If Joni Mitchell were East African and met Nina Simone for tea in San Francisco’s Mission District, she might end up sounding like Meklit Hadero. Meklit is a true modern global artist: born in Ethiopia, raised in US and nurtured for the last several years in San Francisco’s richly diverse arts scene. Her warm and luminous singing voice and lyrical songwriting moves from the starkly personal to the poetically metaphoric.  The beauty of her music is only enhanced by her dedication to her identity as both American and Ethiopian.