“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
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.
In 2003, Idan Raichel was catapulted from obscurity to fame when his breakthrough song “Bo’ee,” with its entrancing blend of Ethiopian voices and lush global pop, took radio by storm. Almost overnight, The Idan Raichel Project, a collaboration of over 95 musicians of diverse cultural backgrounds, became a top-selling band and a symbol of the power of music to bring people together. A string of hit songs followed, and the audiences grew ever larger.
Idan Raichel was honoured recently by the Martin Luther King Institute for bringing the voices of the minorities and new immigrants to the mainstream and for his work bringing people from different backgrounds, beliefs and cultures together through music.