Meet Middle East New Diva Ester Rada With Ethiopian’s Root


Ester Rada is an Israeli born Ethiopian’s root young singer-songwriter with a rich musical heritage.Her Ethiopian roots are clearly audible in her music. But so is the influence of Israel where she grew up and now lives.

Her EP, Life Happens, released in 2013, was a confident debut showcasing her powerful, soulful voice and seductive combination of Ethiopian Jazz, funk and R&B.

Womadelaide website in their coverage about Ester Rada says the following “She is the Middle East’s new soul diva. Sophisticated chanteuse Ester Rada’s cross-cultural sound reflects the Israeli born Ethiopian’s complex heritage. Her genre-mixing sound gracefully combines Ethio-Jazz, funk, soul and R&B, with strong influence from Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin, while also embracing the contemporary style of Eryka Badu and Lauryn Hill.”