Meklit Hadero (better known purely as “Meklit”) is an Ethiopan-born singer/songwriter based in San Francisco, California. The Yale-educated songstress came to Signal Kitchen to perform some selections from her fifth and latest release We Are Alive which is out now via Six Degrees Records. Meklit’s style is rare mixture of jazz, folk, and soul with a heavy East-African influence stemming from her home country. Her music has a certain level of both emotional as well as technical depth that is not a common occurrence in today’s music culture. Her weaknesses are naught, and her strengths many. She has an uncanny ability to lift her audience up into moments of chaotic joy and then lead them stoically into more pensive territory without missing a beat. Meklit is truly a one-of-a-kind, world-wide artist and this performance shouldn’t be missed.
Producers: Alex Lalli, Dave DeCristo
Audio Engineer: Dave DeCristo