Meklit Hadero
Photo credit: meklithadero.com

JANUARY 22 — The Stage Miami at 10 p.m.

Born in Ethiopia in the early 1980s and raised in the US, Meklit Hadero studied political science at Yale before moving to San Francisco and immersing herself “in the city’s thriving arts scene”.  Her music’s influences range wide – from the jazz and soul favorites she grew up on; to the hip-hop and art-rock she loves; to folk traditions from the Americas and her forebears’ East African home.  She is the founder of the Arba Minch Collective, a group of Ethiopian artists in diaspora devoted to nurturing ties to their homeland through collaborating with both traditional and contemporary artists there.

Meklit erupted to national notice with the 2010 release of “On a Day Like this…” on Porto Franco Records. Catch a live performance at The Stage Miami on January 22 at 10PM (21+).  Doors open at 9. Advance tickets start at $8.