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…”, released on the San Francisco-based Porto Franco Records on April 20, 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
The perfect triangle of influences comes together beautifully on this unforgettable debut...Hadero now emerges as a new and valued voice in a world of musical possibilities...It's a fine test of this vocalist's ability to express her emotions full-tilt, and she passes with honors. - Colorado Springs Independent
...an honest songwriter creating music that is playful and dexterous, head bobbing and heart tugging. - Mindful Metropolis