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Monday, August 22, 2011

Singer Meklit Hadero Melds American Jazz With African Folk


Meklit Hadero left Ethiopia when she was just a toddler, but the country’s musical traditions made a big impression on her.

Hadero, who lives in San Francisco, has weaved traditional Ethiopian sounds from her home country together with American jazz and folk sounds.

Filter Magazine describes her music as “N.Y jazz with West Coast folk and African flourishes.”

Hadero maintains her connection with Ethiopia, traveling back there regularly to perform and reconnect with Ethiopians.

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  • Abera

    How comes politically matured Meklit in love with the Ethiopian dictatorial regime???? Is Meklit just another “HODAM” singer?

  • tolla

    I like Meklit does she have plan to come to Canada? I wonder…

    • Mark Gorney

      She performed at Nuits d’Afrique in Montreal not long ago. I’m sure she’ll be back.

  • Lexxbirdlady

    …the most beautiful voice i’ve heard in a very looooong time…..please come sing in Mobile, AL / sharon

  • Cheri D. in Redlands

    Music is a universal language.  Thanks for sharing Meklit Hadero’s music with other music lovers. 

  • Amyham5

    my kinda music!

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