Meklit Hadero : A Rising Star

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Meklit Hadero : A Rising Star

Unread post by ኦሽንoc » 29 Mar 2010 09:49

Meklit Hadero: A Rising Star


If Joni Mitchell were East African and met Nina Simone for tea in San Francisco’s Mission District, she might end up sounding like Meklit Hadero. Meklit is a true modern global artist: born in Ethiopia, raised in US and nurtured for the last several years in San Francisco’s richly diverse arts scene. Add in a warm and luminous singing voice and lyrical songwriting that moves from the starkly personal to the poetically metaphoric, and you have her entrancing debut full-length recording, “On a Day Like This…”, to be released by Porto Franco Records on April 20th, 2010.

While Meklit’s music is like a sponge soaking up influences from all over the world, in some ways she’s the perfect embodiment of the City by the Bay – cosmopolitan, striking and worldly, with an outlook that seems to change every few blocks or so. In fact, it’s tempting to tag Meklit and “On a Day Like This…” – with its jazzy but expansive vibe, moods that veer from the hushed to the impassioned, and a female voice so lushly spellbinding it draws you into its world – as San Francisco’s answer to Norah Jones.

Meklit is a TED Global Fellow, and has played at such venues as Cafe Du Nord, the Independent, the Great American Music Hall, the Bottom of the Hill, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. In the past year, she has toured to Italy, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Germany.

For more information, or to listen to Meklit's music, please go to: meklithadero.com

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