The Touré-Raichel Collective to Perform at WOMEX 2012
If you happen to be going to WOMEX in Thessaloniki, Greece this month make sure to come check out the exclusive showcase by the The Touré-Raichel Collective, happening Thursday, October 18.
The follow-up to The Tel Aviv Session, one of the most critically acclaimed albums of recent memory, The Paris Session reunites Israeli pianist Idan Raichel and Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré in a cross-cultural masterpiece that defies expectations and easy categorization.
Israeli superstar Idan Raichel and Malian guitar virtuoso Vieux Farka Touré first met at an airport in Germany in 2008 while both were on tour. From this chance encounter an artistic kinship was born, culminating in an unscripted recording session that took place one afternoon in November 2010 in a small Tel Aviv studio.