LOCAL SIRENS w/ MEKLIT, Gina Madrid & Naima Shalhoub

WOMEN'S AUDIO MISSION PRESENTS

LOCAL SIRENS w/ MEKLIT, Gina Madrid & Naima Shalhoub

Gina Madrid, Naima Shalhoub

Tuesday 3/5

8:00 pm

Free

This event is all ages

LOCAL SIRENS
LOCAL SIRENS
Local Sirens is a free, quarterly performance series featuring incredible local women musicians and performers.

Come support and enjoy incredible local music and women artists - free admission! This is an all ages show.

Local Sirens is made possible through support from California Arts Council, Zellerbach Family Foundation, and Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation. Come spend your evening with WAM and enjoy free live music!

This special Local Sirens showcase is supported by grants from the California Arts Council and Intersection for the Arts to advance Bay Area immigrant women artists.
MEKLIT
MEKLIT
Meklit’s music is imbued with poetry and multiplicity, from hybridized sounds of Tizita (haunting and nostalgic music) drawing from her Ethiopian heritage, to jazz, folk songs, hip-hop and art rock. She aptly describes her music as emanating from “in-between-spaces.” Listening to Meklit transports us to the post-national space of Africa and America, inspiring us to bridge the frontiers between language, tribes and disciplines. Her songs celebrate the newness of life and the hyphens that bring us together.

Meklit released her debut solo album On A Day Like This in 2010, and her follow up We Are Alive in 2014. This Was Made Here, her newest body of music, was commissioned by the MAP Fund and is set to be released in Spring of 2017 by Six Degrees Records. She has also been a part of three collaborative albums - CopperWire: Earthbound, Meklit & Quinn and the Nile Project: Aswan.

Meklit is a TED Senior Fellow, and her TED talk, The Unexpected Beauty Of Everyday Sounds, has been watched by more than 1 million people. She was a featured singer in both An African Tribute to James Brown - a project of musical legend, Pee Wee Ellis, as well as the UN Women Theme Song, One Woman.
Gina Madrid
Gina Madrid
Gina Madrid formerly Raw-G, Born and raised in Guadalajara Mexico. She brings her own distinct cross-cultural, multi-lingual, politically charged Hip-Hop to the Bay Area music scene captivating audiences with her passionate and aggressive performances. Gina left Mexico and moved to Oakland California in 1999, where she learned English by translating Hip-Hop lyrics from 2pac, The Fugees, and KRS-1. She has since developed an engaging, insightful, social conscious flow that challenges our musical and gender preconceptions of Hip-Hop culture.
Naima Shalhoub
Naima Shalhoub
Naima Shalhoub is a Lebanese-American artist who uses music as a tool for transformation, liberation, education and self-expression. Her dimensional work as a vocalist, composer, performing artist, and educator focuses on the expansive quality of the voice and its power for redemption and social justice. Her music brings vibrant personality, poetic eloquence and impassioned performances to both nationally acclaimed venues and community event spaces. She also appears in theater productions, joins fundraisers, and speaks at conferences across the United States.
Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com