Marian Mereba


Marian Mereba lives in a few different worlds—Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: her father’s land, where the Queen of Sheba once reigned; Philadelphia, PA: proud hometown of her music heroes The Roots and Jill Scott; and Atlanta, Georgia: where she’s laid her own roots as a young woman and artist. All are at the heart of Mereba’s music—and let’s get this out of the way—that is not neo-soul. “People think, oh she got an Afro and she has a guitar, that that’s how I sound but my voice has a weirdly folk soul feeling to it. That’s the best way I can describe it.”