Friday's finale of the Cedar's Global Roots Festival will feature a pair of U.S.-based artists with African roots. San Francisco singer/songwriter Meklit Hadero (pictured) was born in Ethiopia and raised in Brooklyn. Her rangy, glowing voice suggests an enchanting cross among Tracy Chapman, Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, and Joan Armatrading, while her music is an infectious jazz/folk/blues/classical hybrid that also ties in influences from... More >>>