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Idan Raichel Among 50 People Shaping the Culture of the Middle East

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Monday August 13, 2012

from huffpost.com

50 People Shaping The Culture Of The Middle East (SLIDESHOW)

Even as world headlines from the Middle East focus on upheaval and violence, the region’s culture continues to thrive.

Combining seemingly disparate sounds has never been an issue for Idan Raichel. For the past decade, the Israeli musician has blended Ethiopian, Latin, Middle Eastern and Caribbean beats, with his group, The Idan Raichel Project. Raichel, who is credited with redefining Israeli popular music, continues to tour and collaborate with diverse artists, including India Arie.

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