KFAI proudly sponsors an evening with Meklit at the Cedar Cultural Center on Thursday, March 27, at 7:30 pm.
If Joni Mitchell were East African, sang duets with Norah Jones and met Nina Simone for tea in San Francisco, it just might remind you of Meklit (formerly performing as Meklit Hadero).
Born in Ethiopia and based in San Francisco for the past nine years, singer/composer/cultural activist Meklit became a sensation with the release of her debut “On a Day Like This” in April 2010. It’s an enchanting album featuring luminous original songs as well as traditional Amharic music.
She has rave reviews across the board. NPR calls Hadero’s sound, “a unique blend of jazz, Ethiopia, the San Francisco art scene and visceral poetry; it paints pictures in your head as you listen.” PBS says, “You’ll hear hints of Billie Holliday, Tracy Chapman and Joni Mitchell in her music but Hadero is her own unique creation.” And the San Francisco Chronicle calls Meklit “...an artistic giant in the early stages. She is stunning.”
More information is available at The Cedar Cultural Center.