Meklit Hadero

Born in Ethiopia in the early 1980s, Meklit Hadero grew up in Iowa, New York, and Florida during her childhood. She erupted to national notice with the 2010 release of “On a Day Like this…” on Porto Franco Records. Hailed by Filter magazine for “[combining] New York jazz with West Coast folk and African flourishes, all bound together by Hadero’s beguiling voice,” her full-length debut — which also garnered feature-stories on its maker from NPR, PBS and National Geographic — brought Meklit’s music to a whole new audience. Meklit’s music is featured in Impresa! and she also stars in the film as herself.