Thursday February 07, 2013
From Vancouver Sun
Idan Raichel Sings of Home and Love Without Borders
By: Francois Marchand
Israeli singer-songwriter and musician Idan Raichel and his Project are better known for their performances that blend traditional Israeli music with African rhythms and Eastern European influences.
The genre-bending group doesn’t shy away from crossing borders and breaking boundaries, reaching out to Palestinians, crossing over into Ethiopia, and joining forces with Mali’s Vieux Farka Toure.
Raichel’s latest album Travelling Home is a triple offering of live performances, rarities and new songs, and it encapsulates the band’s many travels and the stories associated with them.
Yet for Raichel, as for many Jewish people around the globe, home will always be Israel no matter how much time he spends on the road with his band.
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