The Idan Raichel Project Acoustic Tour in February

February 11, 2013 — 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

THE IDAN RAICHEL PROJECT ACOUSTIC TOUR

 NORTH AMERICAN DATES IN FEBRUARY

 

“This one-man Middle East peace accord makes music that is an ambitious celebration of multicultural diversity. The ethnic elements are cleverly rewired with modern grooves to create an ambient journey that thrillingly bridges the traditional and the modern.” - The Times (London, UK)

 

Since bursting onto the international music scene in 2003, The Idan Raichel Project has shattered expectations of Israeli pop with their unique blend of African, Latin American, Caribbean, and Middle Eastern sounds, coupled with a spectacular live show. The project continues to push musical boundaries garnering strong critical praise and winning over audiences worldwide.  The Idan Raichel Project is returning to North America shortly after selling out 2 shows at Town Hall in New York City this January. Starting February 12, the 7-musician lineup of The Idan Raichel Project Acoustic Tour will be on tour stopping in Calgary (2/12), Vancouver (2/14), Cleveland (2/16), Chicago (2/17), New Haven (2/19), and Storrs (2/20). The Idan Raichel Project will be showcasing their biggest hit songs alongside new material from their upcoming album which will be released in June 2013 on Cumbancha.

 

Idan Raichel, the creator and leader of the Project, began his musical journey by inviting collaborations from artists of different generations, multiple ethnicities and singing in languages as diverse as Hebrew, Spanish, Arabic, Amharic and Swahili. The resulting albums shattered sales records in Israel, made Raichel his country’s biggest musical breakthrough, and sold over half a million records worldwide. The Idan Raichel Project has headlined some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including New York's Central Park SummerStage, Radio City Music Hall and The Apollo Theater, Los Angeles’ Kodak Theater, the Sydney Opera House and the Bataclan in Paris. They have also performed across Europe, South & Central America, Hong Kong, India, Ethiopia, Ghana, South Africa, and Singapore to enraptured audiences of all backgrounds.

 

The lineup for the February Idan Raichel Project Acoustic Tour tour includes Ethiopian-Israeli Cabra Casay, Maya Avraham, and Ravid Kahalani sharing lead vocal duties. Kahalani is a singer of Yemenite heritage who is also gaining international recognition as the front man of the group Yemen Blues. Itamar Doari on hand percussion, Eyal Sela on woodwinds and Yankele Segal on a variety of exotic stringed instruments round out this more intimate version of The Idan Raichel Project. 

 

The Idan Raichel Project has collaborated with many different artists from around the world, including Mayra Andrade from Cape Verde, Marta Gomez from Colombia, Ana Moura from Portugal, German counter-tenor Andreas Scholl and Vieux Farka Touré from Mali. Recently, Raichel formed The Toure-Raichel Collective with Touré and released The Tel Aviv Session in March 2012. The result of an inspired afternoon jam session in Tel Aviv, the album was hailed by the media as “a masterpiece” (about.com), “simply divine” (Giant Step), “deeply affecting” (The Wall Street Journal), “a cross cultural triumph” (Time Out Chicago) and “the best album this year” (Pop Matters).

 

Don’t miss this opportunity to catch what the Boston Globe calls “a fascinating window into the young, tolerant, multi-ethnic Israel taking shape away from the headlines.”

 

THE IDAN RAICHEL PROJECT
F E B R U A R Y
12
Calgary, AB Temple Bnai Tikvah
14
Vancouver, BC Norman Rothstein Theatre
16
Cleveland, OH Cleveland Museum of Art
17
Chicago, IL City Winery
18
Chicago, IL City Winery
19
New Haven, CT Sudler Hall
20
Storrs, CT Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

 

Links to Resources: Idan Raichel Project Site / Idan Raichel Project Facebook / Idan Raichel Project Twitter / Cumbancha

 

 For press inquiries, please contact: Ryan Romana at 415-385-1784 or ryan@pressjunkiepr.com

 
 
 
 

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