Meklit Hadero, known simply as Meklit, erupted to national notice with the 2010 release of On a Day Like This… on Porto Franco Records. Hailed by Filter magazine for “[combining] New York jazz with West Coast folk and African flourishes, all bound together by Hadero’s beguiling voice,” her full-length debut garnered praise from NPR and National Geographic, among others. The album announced the arrival, as the San Francisco Chronicle put it, of “an artistic giant in the early stages.”
Meklit will release her second album, We Are Alive, in March.
Watch a music video for Meklit's "Soleil Soleil" here: