The Idan Raichel Project will bring its mix of Israeli pop and global sounds on January 12 and 13 to Town Hall in New York City during the APAP conference. The Idan Raichel Project will perform their biggest hit songs alongside new material from their upcoming album which will be released later in 2013.
Idan Raichel, the creator and leader of the Project, began his musical journey by inviting collaborations from artists of different generations, multiple ethnicities and singing in languages as diverse as Hebrew, Spanish, Arabic, Amharic and Swahili. The resulting albums shattered sales records in Israel, made Raichel his country’s biggest musical breakthrough, and sold over half a million records worldwide.
The Idan Raichel Project has headlined some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including New York’s Central Park SummerStage, Radio City Music Hall and The Apollo Theater, Los Angeles’ Kodak Theater, the Sydney Opera House and the Bataclan in Paris. They have also performed across Europe, South & Central America, Hong Kong, India, Ethiopia, Ghana, South Africa, and Singapore to audiences of all backgrounds.
The Idan Raichel Project has collaborated with many different artists from around the world, including Mayra Andrade from Cape Verde, Marta Gomez from Colombia, Ana Moura from Portugal, German counter-tenor Andreas Scholl and Vieux Farka Touré from Mali. Recently, Raichel formed The Toure-Raichel Collective with Touré and released The Tel Aviv Session in March 2012.
Currently, Raichel is working with singer India.Arie on their joint recording project Open Door. Idan and India have become close friends and collaborators since they met in 2008 when India was visiting Israel. They performed their song “Gift of Acceptance” at the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize gala event in Oslo, Norway, and in August 2011 they performed together at the dedication ceremony for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington DC. India and Idan toured the US together in 2011.
Lineup of Musicians: Idan Raichel, Cabra Casay, Ravid Kahalani, Maya Avraham, Gilad Shmueli, Marc Kakon, Joca Perpignan, Eyal Sela, Yankale Segal, Ziv Rahav, Niv Toar, Alex Terrier, plus special guests.
When: Saturday, January 12 (8pm) & Sunday, January 13 (5pm)
Where: Town Hall, 123 W 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036
Ticket Price: $45-100
Author: World Music Central News Department
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