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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 Releases New Song

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September 07, 2018 — 

The new single “And If You Will Come to Me” brings together the soaring compositional artistry of Idan Raichel - one of the biggest stars in the history of Israeli popular music and a major figure on the world stage - with the free flowing, improvisational guitar stylings of Billboard chart- topping American world fusion guitarist and composer Lawson Rollins.

The song is presented in two forms in this single release: a thrillingly fast-paced version that takes its influence from modern electronic music, and a traditional acoustic ensemble arrangement featuring Lawson on Spanish guitar accompanied by Grammy-winning violinist Mads Tolling, bassist Dan Feiszli (Julio Iglesias) and percussionist Davo Bryant (Ottmar Liebert, Baba Olatunji).

 

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Idan Raichel Releases Two New Songs

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August 06, 2018 — 

Two of the biggest stars in the history of Israeli popular music join forces for the first time on the new single “Lama Ze Magi’a Lanu (Why Do We Deserve It).”

 

Idan Raichel is a global music superstar who has collaborated with 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.

 

Berry Sakharof is known as “The Prince of Israeli Rock” and has been one of his country’s biggest stars for over 40 years.

 

Together, these two musical titans have created a solid blend of pop and world music that will surely become a major international hit.

 

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In response to popular demand from his fans, Idan Raichel has recorded an acoustic solo piano version of his hit song "And If You Will Come to Me."

 

Since the original version was released in February, Idan has been contacted many times by couple asking permission to use the song in their wedding ceremonies. In honor of these requests, Idan decided to record this new, intimate version.

 

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Idan Raichel Releases New Song

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June 01, 2018 — 

Idan Raichel brings us Beresheet -  a new song which he wrote during his travels, inspired by several unexpected encounters with people from Africa and India. The song is accompanied by a beautiful video created by the sand artist Ilana Yahav, who brings her visual interpretation of the song in a sensitive and heartwarming way.

 

Order the new song at store.cumbancha.com and click here to watch the "Beresheet" music video.

Idan Raichel and TripL Remix Contest

April 25, 2018 — 

Idan Raichel and TripL invite you to enter the "Ve'eem Tavo'ee Elay" Remix contest. Click this link and check out the video below for more details.

 

Ve'eem Tavo'ee Elay - The remix competition

Idan Raichel has teamed up with TripL

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March 23, 2018 — 

Idan Raichel has teamed up with Israeli DJ/Producers TripL on a new version of Idan’s latest single "Ve'eem Tavo'ee Elay (And If You Will Come to Me)”. Formed by Lior Brosh and Omri Cohen, TripL is one of Israeli dance music’s hottest acts. They have performed at the world’s biggest EDM festivals alongside Avicii, Tiesto, Hardwell, Steve Aoki and many others. After looking for new producers to collaborate with, Idan teamed up with TripL to create a special EDM version of his recent hit song.

 

Stream and buy the track at store.cumbancha.com

 Idan Raichel Releases New Song

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February 23, 2018 — 

Currently on a major North American tour, Idan Raichel presents a new single: "Ve'eem Tavo'ee Elay (And If You Will Come to Me)." Idan wrote the song during a nine-month break from the road, when he was able to spend much-needed quality time with his family. Idan arranged and produced the recording in collaboration with producer Noam Akrabi.


After a couple of years focusing on his solo piano project, Idan plans to return to the stage with The Idan Raichel Project this summer, with a series of four concerts in front of daily audiences of 40,000 people at Amphi Live Park in Rishon LeZion, Israel.

 

Order the new song and pre-order the new album at store.cumbancha.com

Idan Raichel - Piano - Songs Now Out on CD

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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.

 

Watch the live video here

 

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IDAN RAICHEL – PIANO – SONGS TOUR 2018    
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

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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)”.

 

Click here to listen and buy the album

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