2019 YBCA 100 Honoree

Meklit is an Ethiopian American vocalist, singer-songwriter, and composer known for her electric stage presence, innovative take on Ethio-jazz, and fiery, emotive live shows. She is a National Geographic Explorer, a 2019 artist in residence at Harvard University, a TED senior fellow, a cultural instigator, and an in-demand performer and speaker. Her TED Talk has been watched by more than 1.2 million people.