Meklit delivers a sound all her own…[We Are Alive] gets even better with each listen - USA TODAY
I've been listening to Meklit for days. This new album will INVOLVE you! – NPR's ANN POWERS
“You may not have heard Meklit Hadero’s music before, but once you do, it’ll be tough to forget. Hadero’s sound is a unique blend of jazz, Ethiopia, the San Francisco art scene and visceral poetry; it paints pictures in your head as you listen.” - NPR
"Her afro reaching towards the sun, her voice swimming its way across borders, Meklit blends sounds and sayings of her native Ethiopia with a style that evokes the nuanced windings of black American jazz and soul... We Are Alive [is] a stunning medley of songs that showcase Meklit’s growth since her 2010 debut, On A Day Like This." - MTV IGGY
“Meklit Hadero is one of those rare artists with the power to bridge genres, geography and generations.” -GOOGLE MUSIC
“Soulful, tremulous and strangely cinematic, Hadero’s voice will implant scenes in your mind — a softly lit supperclub, a Brooklyn stoop, a sun-baked road. Close your eyes, listen and dream. - SEATTLE TIMES
Captivating – THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
[MEKLIT] has perfected a folky/jazzy style…a mix of Joni Mitchell, Norah Jones and Nina Simone – CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
Meklit… combines N.Y. jazz with West Coast folk and African flourishes, all bound together by her beguiling voice, which is part sunshine and part cloudy day.” - FILTER MAGAZINE
Lilting, sensuous, capable of the leap from staccato jazz-cat to honeyed songbird, she conveys both fragility and great strength in a single line – SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN (*cover story)
“She is stunning.” - SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Blown away by "We Are Alive," the new album by @meklitmusic, one of the greatest jazz singer-songwriters of our time. - MARIA POPOVA, BRAIN PICKINGS
A blithe-voiced daughter of Joni who considers music a path to higher ground, with rest stops for the likes of Talking Heads and Lou Reed – THE VILLAGE VOICE
Meklit has had features in
USA Today, the Wall St. Journal, NPR (2010 + 2014), WBEZ (2012 + 2014), WNYC, Chicago Sun Times, PBS, PRI’s The World (2010 + 2014), Time Out New York, BBC Radio 4 - Front Row (2015) + Women's Hour (2013), BBC World Service - Focus on Africa (2013 + 2015) + BBC World Service - Arts Daily, Arise TV, San Francisco Chronicle: cover story + cover of 96 Hours Arts section, San Francisco Bay Guardian - cover story, Le Presse (Montreal), The Stranger (Seattle), MTV Iggy, OkayAfrica, The Village Voice, Google Music and many more.
Reviews/Previews in The New Yorker, New York Times, Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, National Geographic World Music, Huffington Post, Filter Magazine, San Francisco Magazine, and many more.