Monday August 26, 2013
The Idan Raichel Project Announces US Tour
Sixteen-Date US Tour Begins October 9th
The idea that one could create a cohesive album by pulling together unique voices singing in different languages and from different musical traditions would seem daunting. Yet this challenge is what Israeli keyboardist and composer Idan Raichel has embraced and brought to blossom.
The Washington Post
The Idan Raichel Project brings its acclaimed live concert experience to the United States this October for a sixteen-city tour that sees the multicultural ensemble performing at prestigious venues such as Royce Hall in Los Angeles, The Beacon Theater in New York, Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC and others. The tour is the group’s first since the international release of their latest album Quarter to Six (Cumbancha) in June, which has continued their ten-year streak of top-selling and critically acclaimed recordings. The Idan Raichel Project have become global ambassadors representing a hopeful world in which artistic collaboration breaks down barriers between people of different backgrounds and beliefs.
The leader of this inspiring collective of musicians from a wide variety of cultural origins is Idan Raichel, a composer, keyboardist and producer who is now a household name in his native Israel. In 2006, the US-based record label Cumbancha released a compilation of the group’s first two albums worldwide, bringing even more renown to this inspirational collective. Billboard Magazine called The Idan Raichel Project “One of the most fascinating titles to emerge in world music this year…a multi-ethnic tour de force.” The New York Times selected the album as one of the top world music releases of the year, and media from Peru to Portugal was unanimous in their praise. The album also received a nomination as one of the best world music albums of the year by the BBC Radio 3 Award for World Music.
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