Bay Area jazz/folk singer and guitar player Meklit Hadero brings her dynamic trio of drums, bass and trumpet back to Humboldt for a much anticipated return performance.
Meklit Hadero is a singer and songwriter based in San Francisco. She is known for her soulful performing style, and for combining jazz, folk, and East African influences in her music. Returning to the Arcata Playhouse on Friday, September 27 the Ethiopian born Hadero was raised in the U.S. and attended college at Yale, where she studied political science. She became a sensation with the release of her debut On a Day Like This (2010). A luminous album featuring original songs and some traditional Amharic music as well, it got rave reviews across the board.
Named a TED Global Fellow in 2009, Meklit has served as an artist-in-residence at New York University, the De Young Museum, and the Red Poppy Art House. Meklit has also completed musical commissions for the San Francisco Foundation and for theatrical productions staged by Brava! For Women in the Arts. The San Francisco Chronicle called Meklit "an artistic giant in the early stages . She is stunning."
Now touring in support of her debut album while nurturing plans for her next release with the recently signed Six Degrees Records in the spring, Meklit returns to the Arcata Playhouse for a third time in as many years. "She is a wonderful performer and we feel very privileged to have her back expressed Playhouse manager David Ferney.
Arcata Playhouse (View)
1251 9th Street
Arcata, CA 95519
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