Behind The Scenes - The Toure Raichel Collective

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Friday May 25, 2012

from Pop Matters

The Toure-Raichel Collective – ‘The Tel Aviv Session’ EPK

PopMatters’ David Maine recently raved about the collaboration between Afrobeat’s Vieux Farka Toure and Israeli singer-songwriter Idan Raichel, saying “it would be an understatement to say that The Tel Aviv Session is a good record, or even a great one. This is, simply put, one of the best Afro-pop collaborations you are likely to hear, rivaling the elder Toure’s 1994 effort with Ry Cooder, Talking Tuimbuktu.” The album is one of those genre-mashing blends that we at PopMatters can never resist. If our praise hasn’t been enough, then check out the mini documentary on the project below, featuring interviews with the musicians and just see if you can resist the power of this music. Admit it, you can’t.

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Bamba 5:57 The Touré-Raichel Collective
Experience 6:20 The Touré-Raichel Collective
Azawade 8:09 The Touré-Raichel Collective
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