Sunday, 22 May 2011
SOULFUL MEKLIT HADERO PERFORMS IN NAIROBI
Meklit Hadero was in Nairobi over the weekend for a one off show at the Tribe Hotel. The show dubbed Live In Nairobi was a success with a good turnout for the show. The Ethiopian born singer who was raised in the U.S. and nurtured by San Francisco’s richly diverse arts scene jetted from Nairobi back to Ethiopia on Sunday May 22.
She is famed for her hit On a Day Like This which was released in April 2010. After studying political science at Yale, she moved to San Francisco and became immersed in the city’s thriving arts scene. 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. 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.
Now touring in support of her debut album while nurturing plans for her next, along with numerous side-projects, Meklit is gracing renowned festivals and concert-halls worldwide.