Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Idan Raichel's Project
Idan Raichel (Hebrew: עידן רייכל, b. September 12, 1977) is an Israeli singer-songwriter and a musician, widely acclaimed in Israel for his Idan Raichel Project (Hebrew: הפרוייקט של עידן רייכל), distinctive for its fusion of electronics, traditional Hebrew texts, Middle Eastern and Ethiopian music. Prior to the Project, Raichel was a keyboardist, collaborating with top artists such as Ivri Lider. His total sales stand at over 220,000 records in Israel and abroad. [Wikipedia]
Once again I have to thank my friend Hannibal for introducing me to another great world music record.
The Idan Raichel Project is a remarkable Israeli-Ethiopian collaborative that has become the biggest commercial success on the Israeli music scene in recent years.
Their albums are released on the Cumbancha label.
Check out their sounds.
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