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Meklit & Quinn

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Meklit Hadero’s distinctive delivery and deft melding of jazz, pop and folk helped to establish her in the always-crowded field of singer-songwriters. As she charmed her San Francisco-area home base, she also won fans internationally, eventually connecting with her Ethiopian roots and spreading her sound there. At the same time, a modern blues and soul singer named Quinn was making a name for himself in the Bay Area. When the two met, there was an instant creative synergy that led to a collaborative album of originals and classic soul covers. “Meklit & Quinn” is a record with a few cheeky twists, as they reshape an indie rock hit by MGMT as well as a Sam Cooke classic. The pair has launched a national tour to support the album’s Sept. 18 release, including this evening’s show at the Fifth & K Busboys and Poets.