Meklit Hadero

On the Rise: Meklit Hadero

"Jazz, soul, folk, art rock...I walk the road of hyphens"

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How to describe a Meklit Hadero performance? Warm, bluesy upright bass; bright trumpet and saxophone. Elements of classic '60s folk by way of acoustic guitar, a lean toward R&B and soul, lyrics that blend personal and political, the intimate and the universal. The unmistakable influence of the music of Ethiopia — the singer's country of birth — shapes her music as it darts between genres. Read more »

Cosmic hip-hop group Copperwire in the studio

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Porto Franco Records caught cosmic local hip-hop group Copperwire in the studio in this video that shot just before the release of the band's debut record, Earthbound. Read more »

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Copperwire's Meklit Hadero waxes intergalactic about her new hip-hop space opera

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MUSIC Singer-songwriter Meklit Hadero's album On a Day Like This garnered tons of praise and cemented her status as SF's flower-adorned local celebrity. As a TED fellow and the Red Poppy Art House's former artistic director, Hadero also established an ability to cross-pollinate her far-reaching talents.Read more »