Idan Raichel

Producer, keyboardist, Lyricist, composer and Performer Idan Raichel is a global music icon who has brought his inspiring example and soul-stirring music to some of the planet's biggest stages. As the leader of The Idan Raichel Project, Idan acts as a musical ambassador representing a hopeful world in which artistic collaboration breaks down barriers between people of different backgrounds and beliefs. Over the past 13 years, Idan has collaborated with American pop stars India.Arie, Dave Matthews and Alicia Keys, not to mention a wide range of artists who are household names in their native countries: Portugal's Ana Moura, France's Patrick Bruel, Italy's Ornella Vanoni, Germany's Andreas Scholl, and Mali's Vieux Farka Touré to name but a few. The Idan Raichel Project’s spectacular live show has enchanted audiences worldwide.


Raichel's latest album, Ha'Yad Ha'Chama , entitled At the Edge of the Beginning internationally, was released worldwide on January 22, 2016. The album represented a turn inward for the global music star; an opportunity to take stock of the past, ponder love, life and family and imagine what will truly be important to him in years to come. Now the father of two baby daughters, Raichel is now focusing on his personal life. He even shaved off his trademark dreadlocks, an act that thwarted expectations and symbolized his desire for a fresh start. His now bald head embodies the clean slate Raichel has been seeking in this new cycle of his life. 

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Idan Raichel - Piano - Songs Now Out on CD

January 28, 2018 — 

Live double album features 36 tracks, including new versions of classic songs along with previously unreleased compositions. North American Tour Begins February 17th.


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2/17/18    Knight Concert Hall    Miami
2/18/18    Athenaeum Theatre    Chicago
2/21/18    Beacon Theatre    New York
2/22/18    Music Center At Strathmore    North Bethesda
2/23/18    Troy Savings Bank Music Hall    Troy
2/24/18    George Weston Recital Hall    Toronto
2/25/18    Norman Rothstein Theatre    Vancouver
2/26/18    The Triple Door    Seattle
2/28/18    Regency Ballroom    San Francisco
3/1/18    The Theatre at Ace Hotel    Los Angeles

September 22, 2017 — 

After 15 years as leader of The Idan Raichel Project, international music icon Idan Raichel recently began focusing on the basic essence of his songs with the solo piano concert entitled Idan Raichel – Piano – Songs. Throughout 2016 and 2017, Idan presented his melodies, lyrics and the stories behind them in their pure, stripped down form, as they were originally written at home or in the studio.


Cumbancha released selections from these special concerts to the world as a 36-song double-album digital set. Along with new studio versions of his solo piano work and two new versions of classic songs now featuring orchestral accompaniment, Idan Raichel –Piano – Songs also includes two previously unreleased compositions, notably the haunting new single “Lisloach Ve'Lishkoach (To Forgive and to Forget)”.


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September 04, 2017 — 

Idan Raichel's new single is out now. His live solo piano double album will be out digitally on September 22nd.


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Idan Raichel Releases New Song

May 03, 2017 — 

Idan Raichel is dedicated to the art of collaboration, and on his new single "Ahava Ka'zo (A Love Like This)" he is joined by Zehava Ben, one of Israel's most beloved voices.


Order the new song at store.cumbancha.com and click here to watch the "Ahava Ka'zo (A Love Like This)" music video.

Idan Raichel to Tour Europe and the US

January 10, 2017 — 

International sensation Idan Raichel, well-known and loved as the leader of the Idan Raichel Project and partner with Mali's Vieux Farka Touré in the Toure-Raichel Collective, is making a bold new move by returning to the stage solo on his Piano-Songs Tour. In his intimate solo concerts, Idan shares personal stories of his musical journey and reveals how his melodies sounded before being produced for recordings, collaborations & full-band presentations. Idan will present songs from his entire career, including his latest critically-acclaimed Cumbancha album At The Edge Of The Beginning.


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Idan Raichel

At the Edge of the Beginning
January 22, 2016 — 
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Idan Raichel "At the Edge of the Beginning"

“This one-man Middle East peace accord makes music that is an ambitious celebration of multicultural diversity...thrillingly bridges the traditional and the modern.” - The Times of London
Idan Raichel comes full circle and goes back to basics on his intimate new album, At the Edge of the Beginning. An introspective work, consisting of mostly gentle, personal songs with unassuming melodies and arrangements, the album reflects on the cycles of life, human connections and starting anew.

'Sometimes, you need to return to the simple things in life'; so muses Idan Raichel when asked about the motivations behind his elemental new album, which was recorded over a period of three months in his parent's basement. 'This album has been a way for me to find myself, to come to terms with the fact that I am now part of a close family,' notes Raichel. 'I'm not here for just myself anymore; I'm here for my daughters. It's a personal album, a chance for me to be a storyteller.'

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Idan Raichel European Tour

19.2.16 Zurich Moods
20.2.16 Vienna Konzerthaus
21.2.16 Amsterdam Melkweg
22.2.16 Berlin Lido
23.2.16 London Barbican
24.2.16 Paris New Morning
25.2.16 Paris New Morning
27.2.16 Innsbruck Treibhaus
29.2.16 Munich Muffathalle/Ampere
01.3.16 Heidelberg Karlstorbahnhof
02.3.16 Freiburg Jazzhaus
03.3.16 Madrid Sala Caracol
05.3.16 Hannover Pavillon
09.3.16 Milan Blue Note

September 29, 2014 — 

In her new song "We Are Here," Keys calls on artists to build bridges and promote peace


Raichel’s newest collaboration with Malian Muslim artist Vieux Farka Touré, The Paris Session, out tomorrow, September 30


Video of Keys’ "We Are Here," feat. Raichel and Amr as part of the Global Citizen Festival, Live on NBC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfgiqFme-Fs&list=UUGwuWQ_oCQfQ4lPASPbCvYg 


Israeli pianist, singer and composer Idan Raichel, along with Palestinian singer and qanun player Ali Amr, came to New York over the weekend to perform with Alicia Keys, Saturday, September 27, in Central Park as part of the Global Citizen Festival. The event featured artists including Jay Z, Beyoncé, Sting, No Doubt and Carrie Underwood, and appearances by numerous global dignitaries and world leaders. For an audience of 60,000, Keys, Raichel and Amr performed “We Are Here,” a new song Keys wrote to unite her audience in a global effort for peace, and to encourage young people to play an active role in making the world a better place. Raichel has crossed boundaries throughout his career, collaborating with artists of different cultural backgrounds, religions and national origins, including Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré in the Touré Raichel Collective, whose new album, The Paris, Session is released by Cumbancha tomorrow (Tuesday, Sept. 30). 

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New Video from The Idan Raichel Project

October 01, 2013 — 

Watch the New Video from The Idan Raichel Project featuring countertenor Andreas Scholl.


Watch The Video for "In Stiller Nacht (In A Quiet Night)"



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