Ester Rada's cross-cultural sound is a deep reflection of the Israeli born Ethiopian's heritage. Growing up in a religious Jewish family in more than modest conditions in Israel, gave Rada the drive to change her way of life and fulfill her dream of creating music
Critics describe her genre mixing sound as "gracefully combining Ethio-Jazz, Urban-funk, Neo-Soul and R&B, with mixed undertones of black grooves"
Ester just released her debut album, after releasing her acclaimed first self-written and composed solo EP called "Life Happens" produced by Israeli producers Kuti (Kutiman/Thru-You) and Sabbo (Soulico), at the beginning of 2013. The album features songs in English and Amharic. Half of the songs where produced by Ester and her band, and half by acclaimed producers: Tamir Muskat (Balkan Beat Box, Asaf Avidan), Yossi Mizrahi (Acollective, Hadag Nahash) and Kutiman and Sabbo named above.
Shortly after releasing her EP the world discovered the potential of singer, songwriter, performer, and persona Ester Rada. Ester's increasing popularity saw her tour the Us, Canada, and Europe, and most recently the highly respected Glastonbury Festival.
With strong influences from early 20th century soul power women such as Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin; as well as a great appreciation for more contemporary black diva's like Eryka Badu, Lauryn Hill, and Jill Scott; Rada is bringing a new voice to soul that is already spreading worldwide.
Don Quixote's International Music Hall (View)
6275 Highway 9
Felton, CA 95018
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