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One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

by Noga Gur-Arieh

December 14, 2012 | 12:37 pm

This weekend, I would like to introduce you to Israel's most international musician- Idan Raichel. He is an Israeli singer-songwriter and musician, best known for his Idan Raichel Project. The members of the project are 70 Israeli musicians from a wide variety of backgrounds, including Ethiopian Jews, Arabs, traditional Yemenite vocalists, a  percussionist from Suriname and a South African singer, among others. Led by Raichel, they create and perform with traditional Hebrew texts, and Middle Eastern and Ethiopian music.

The Idan Raichel Project made a major change in Israeli music, when they first broke into the music industry in 2002, and since then earned the rank of one of the best musical groups in Israel. Besides making it locally, Idan is gradually making a name for himself abroad. In November 2006, a greatest hits album was launched to target an international audience. The Idan Raichel Project is a single CD album published by the record label Cumbancha and shipped outside Israel to an international audience for the first time. When on tour, the Idan Raichel Project perform in Israel, as well as in several states in Africa, Asia, America and Europe.

 

Todas las Palabras

 

Milim Yafot Me'ele' (Words more beautiful then these)

MiMaa'makim (From the depths)

 

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