Album Reviews

Music You Don't Know You Like Yet

MEKLIT HADERO

On a Day Like This...

2010-05-08

Meklit Hadero was born in Ethiopia and did her musical training in San Fransisco (after first getting a degree in political science from Yale). She's been touted as a cross between Joni Mitchell and Nina Simone -- and you can hear elements of Joni's poetry and lilting voice and Nina's tone and phrasing in some of these songs. The result, however, is a very unique sound and her lyric choices aren't run-of-the-mill, either. Her singular journey has brought a singular perspective and it's enriching to let it seep in. This is another CD that's impossible to classify: folk, world, jazz all work here. Certainly, "Abbay Mado," a song about her Ethiopian heritage, ought to be played as "World." A release like this is what we have WYCE for, to give airplay to these gems that otherwise don't get radio play. Michael J. 05/10 F-Soul

Quick Links:

More reviews tagged #Folk

  • reviewed 01/2008

    SUZY BOGGUSS
    Sweet Danger

  • reviewed 10/2006

    EMBER SWIFT
    The Dirty Pulse

  • reviewed 03/2013

    KRIS KRISTOFFERSON
    Feeling Mortal

  • reviewed 10/2013

    GREG TROOPER
    INCIDENT ON WILLOW STREET

  • reviewed 01/2006

    ANNIE GALLUP
    Half of my Crime

  • reviewed 06/2006

    CLAIRE FISHER
    I'm Groovy So Sue Me

Compiled by the WYCE Journalism Club

The opinions expressed in these reviews are those of the individual volunteers that submitted the article and do not necessarily reflect the views of WYCE or GRCMC; nor its staff, donors, or affiliates.