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 singer and songwriter: born in Ethiopia, raised in the US and nurtured for the last several years by San Francisco's richly diverse arts scene. Add in her warm and luminous singing voice, and song writing that veers from the starkly personal to the poetically metaphoric, and you have her entrancing debut full-length recording.
Once you hear her smooth and silky voice it will be hard to forget it. --Allison Keyes, NPR
The Ethiopian-born artist has been attracting national attention with the release of her new album On A Day Like This
. Reviewers have compared her voice to that of the legendary singer Nina Simone. --Dig Ethiopia, 2010