By CATAdvanced Cash

Meklit Hadero

Meklit Hadero is a true modern global recording artist: born in Ethiopia, raised in the 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 recording, “On a Day Like This…,” released by Porto Franco Records in 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.  Meklit is a TED Global Fellow; the founder of the Arba Minch Collective, an organization formed to establish a cultural exchange between artists in Ethiopia and Ethiopian artists living in the US; and a resident artist at the Red Poppy Art House in San Francisco.

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