Meklit Hadero

Head of Creativity and Impact

Meklit Hadero is an Ethiopian American vocalist, songwriter, composer and cultural activist making music that sways between cultures and continents.

Her innovative take on ethio-jazz has taken her around the world, from her home base of San Francisco to her home city of Addis Ababa (where she is a household name). Hadero has founded and led many creative and cultural initiatives, from musical collaborations to performance series. She is a National Geographic Explorer, a TED Senior Fellow, former codirector of the Red Poppy Art House, and has served as an artist in residence at New York University and Harvard University.