Meklit Hadero

Meklit Hadero

 Seattle, Washington, USA
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If Joni Mitchell were East African and met Nina Simone for tea in San Francisco’s Mission District, she might sound 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.

Biography

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 in April 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-with her 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.

Discography

On a Day Like This (Porto Franco, 2010)
Eight Songs, (2007)

Set List

drawn from primarily original material on both her albums. Prefers 2 (50) min sets.