My Gold Mask on Live From Studio 10 - 2/20 @ 8pm CT.
My Gold Mask has been hailed for their haunting and innovative sound that brings dark and murky sentiment into the realm of pop, and has earned them the moniker of “garage-goth.” But whatever the classification, the Chicago duo pull the listener into their own world of echoing vocals that hover over dark eerie soundscapes, punctuated by pulsating percussive beats.
The band will join us on Live From Studio 10 to celebrate the release of their new album “Leave Me Midnight” with live performance and interview. Tune in Wednesday, 2/20 at 8 PM CT on http://www.vocalo.org / 89.5 FM (NWI) / 90.7 FM (CHI)
“Hadero’s sound is a unique blend of jazz, Ethiopia, the San Francisco art scene and visceral poetry; it paints pictures in your head as you listen.” NPR
Invited to open for Angelique Kidjo at the University Musical Society in Ann Arbor, MI on Feb 1 2012. This will be on the tale end of her January residency in Luxor, Egypt, in anticipation of her Nile Project (touring summer 2013). Born in Ethiopia, raised in the U.S. and nurtured by San Francisco’s richly diverse arts scene, this acclaimed singer embodies worlds. Joining her soul-filled phrasing to a songwriter’s craft, her music’s influences range wide – from the jazz and soul favorites she grew up on; to the hip-hop and art-rock she loves; to folk traditions from the Americas and her forebears’ East African home. But this singular artist’s sound, drawn of multitudes, is hers alone.
Named a TED Global Fellow in 2009, Meklit has served as an artist-in-residence at New York University, the De Young Museum, and the Red Poppy Art House. Meklit has also completed musical commissions for the San Francisco Foundation and for theatrical productions staged by Brava! For Women in the Arts. She is the founder of the Arba Minch Collective, a group of Ethiopian artists in diaspora devoted to nurturing ties to their homeland through collaborating with both traditional and contemporary artists there.
“Soulful, tremulous and strangely cinematic, Hadero’s voice will implant scenes in your mind — a softly lit supperclub, a Brooklyn stoop, a sun-baked road. Close your eyes, listen and dream.” – Lynn Jacobson, Seattle Times
Win a pair of passes to see singer songwriter Meklit Hadero at Mayne Stage this Saturday night February 2nd. Must be 18+. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday at 5pm to enter.