BY: BRYN MOLLOY
This week Made in the District is featuring Kelela as the local artist of the week.
Kelela Mizanekristos, a first-generation Ethiopian American, was born in DC and is a vocalist and song writer. Channeling R&B / Pop / Hip-Hop vibes Kelela creates a unique and tranquilizing electronic sound. Over the course of her life Kelela has experimented with a wide range of vocal styles and writing which has contributed to her overall sound.
Kelela has toured with Solange, Inc, Teengirl Fantasy and Total Freedom and has caught the attention of several popular publications. Since 2010 Kelela has been based out of LA and is currently working on her new release and various collaborations.