Plane Rides + Multiple Landings || 10.08.2011

Friends! I’m writing this from my very favorite place to write…. Midair. Cloud bound. Up above. In transit. Floating skyward. Plane riding.

It’s a big few weeks ahead…. First – heading to NYC for some rehearsals. While there, I’ll also be spending some time at OccupyWallStreet. It’s a big movement and an exciting one, and I’m joining.

Then, I’m heading to Sarasota, FL for a week of sold out shows at the Ringling International Arts Festival, a performing arts extravaganza created in partnership with the Baryshnikov Arts Center…. I’m seriously hoping to meet Barysknikov himself, and I’ll let you know if I do.

After that, it’s off to Washington DC, for a FREE show at the Kennedy Center on October 18th. Yes!

And then I’m actually going back to Ethiopia (twice in one year – so lucky!) to inaugurate the UN’s campaign for gender equality with a show in Addis Ababa. I also got an invite to attend and perform at the African Leadership Network Conference in Addis by my dear friend and fellow TED fellow Fred Swaniker. There, young leaders from across the continent will get together to share the development, education, arts, and social entrepeneurship (sp?) work they are doing in their own countries and communities.

I’ll be home the rest of the year, resting and getting ready for the release of 2 new collaborative albums early in 2012. Stay tuned for more news on those.

Take care, be well, stay well!
Meklit