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Ester Rada: Israel's rising music star

18 April 2014 Last updated at 00:32 BST

Ester Rada is one of Israel's rising musical stars and has recently released her first album, Life Happens.

She says growing up as the daughter of Ethiopian immigrants was sometimes confusing as "a black Jew in a land of white people".

She spoke to the BBC about her musical journey - and how she has gone back to her Ethiopian roots for inspiration.

And you can hear more about Ester's life and the experiences of other people of African descent on the BBC World Service in Africans in the Holy Land on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 April. The programme will be available to listen online or as a podcast.