The Sanctuary for Independent Media offers many diverse and original events in their space. They give back to the community often, hosting art and family-oriented programs for the North Troy neighborhood in which they reside. This Saturday, they will be featuring a one-of-a-kind performance.

Melkit from Brian Christ on Vimeo.

Meklit is an Ethio-American singer, composer, speaker, and cultural instigator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her music sits on the hyphen line, born as equally from San Francisco as it is from Addis Ababa.

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.”

Tickets are $15 and available online or at the door (361 6th Avenue).