Born in 1999 in Ethiopia, and raised in Ghent, Belgium, Meskerem Mees is a folk singer and songwriter. She won the Humo's Rock Rally in 2020 and, the same year, was awarded a residency at the Montreux Jazz Festival. She released her first album in November 2021, entitled Julius, a playful reference to her pet donkey who appears on the album cover. Just a year later she released a sequel album, Caesar, bringing her further international recognition. Her music makes a stand for simplicity. By joining this dance production, Meskerem Mees hopes to challenge her physical and mental limits, while finding inspiration and insights to take the sounds of her second album to new heights.