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Ethiopian-born singer Meklit Hadero shows off her guitar chops and her perfect afro.
July 17, 2014 Meklit Hadero was born in Ethiopia and raised in the U.S. She's a folk-jazz artist who's been likened to Joni Mitchell. And she brings East African musicians together to share their beats.
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American composer John Adams has written a new concerto for saxophone.
June 12, 2014 In the tradition of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, composers from Japan, Armenia and the U.S. paint colorful pictures by posing soloists in front of orchestras.
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Meklit Hadero is based in the San Francisco Bay area, a two-hour drive north of Monterey.
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September 20, 2012 The long-running jazz festival is set to go on this weekend for the 55th year. As always, new talent will be there — including these emerging vocalists. Artistic director Tim Jackson breaks down some of the performers he picked.
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