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)”.
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 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.
“Shine a Light”, by Musicians For Microcredit Ambassador Rocky Dawuni, combines the sounds of New Orleans with reggae and samba to create an anthem of positivity. The song and video celebrate the power of our shared humanity and the importance of being courageous to tap into your own power of expression. In a time of great uncertainty in our world, “Shine a Light” reminds us to uphold the positive and recognize that we are all agents of hope and change.
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.
"Coming six years after Maita’s debut, Fio da Memória proves that the wait wasn’t in vain. Rather than delve deeper into samba and bossa nova classicism and let others update it with remixes, Maita and cohorts modernize the deep history of the music themselves. The result is a striking album full of spare but heavily percussive downtempo tracks that foreground the smokiness, subtlety, and empowerment in her voice."- Pitchfork