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Ethiopian/Israeli singer Ester Rada coming to One2One Bar

Deborah Sengupta

Editor’s note: This article was originally published May 13, 2014

Wobeon Austin is bringing singer-songwriter Ester Rada, a beautiful Israeli singer of Ethiopian origin to One2One Bar on June 4.

We caught up with Rada during one of her spellbinding sets at South By Southwest 2013. She graciously agreed to make the above video for us, singing on a side street away during the day. She’s a truly memorable artist who is worth every penny of the $7 cover Wobeon is asking for this show.

Wobeon hosted its inaugural music festival last year at the Mexican American Cultural Center. The event was under-attended but it featured a standout lineup of top-tier world music acts. The second Wobeon Fest, billed as a “Fall Music and Peace Festival” is scheduled for September 20 at the Asian American Cultural Center in North Austin. No lineup is available at this point, but the festival is selling $25 advance tickets as part of a indiegogo campaign.