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THE IDAN RAICHEL PROJECT EMBARKS ON US TOUR THIS MARCH
THE IDAN RAICHEL PROJECT EMBARKS ON MAJOR
US TOUR THIS MARCH
With his second international release Within My Walls, the Israeli superstar
and his multicultural ensemble return for a tour of major US concert halls.
“This one-man Middle East peace accord makes music that is an ambitious celebration of multicultural diversity. The ethnic elements are cleverly rewired with modern grooves to create an ambient journey that thrillingly bridges the traditional and the modern.” --The Times of London
FEBRUARY 2009 – On the heels of an explosive rise in popularity, record-breaking sales and sold-out performances across the globe The Idan Raichel Project is embarking on a tour of major US theaters this March. The cross-cultural collective will be present songs from their new album Within My Walls, which is to be released by the Cumbancha label on February 24th. With an expanded lineup and a powerful new show, The Idan Raichel Project’s tour will thrill their longtime fans and impress the group’s ever-growing following.
Within My Walls was recorded while Idan was on tour throughout the world, during recording sessions in hotel rooms, backstage dressing areas, private homes and other impromptu settings. Along the road, he collaborated and recorded with Colombian singer Marta Gómez, Cape Verdean luminary Mayra Andrade and the silken-voiced Somi of Rwandan and Ugandan heritage. His poetic lyrics reflect these travels and contemplations; sung in Hebrew, Arabic, Spanish, Cape Verdean Creole and Swahili, the songs address the struggle for personal fulfillment and the true meaning of love in a conflicted and complex world. The result is a deeply moving collection of songs, overflowing with rich melodies, engaging poetry, stunning vocal performances and intricate arrangements.
“To say that everything that has happened in the past six years was the fulfillment of a dream would imply that I even dreamed that any of this could happen,” notes the humble Raichel, whose rise to fame was as much a shock to him as it was the skeptical Israeli music industry executives who said his multilingual, cross-cultural fusions would never find mainstream acceptance. Now, with a string of radio hits and concerts at the Sydney Opera House, the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, New York’s Central Park SummerStage, not to mention concerts in India, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Moscow, Singapore, and more under his belt, Raichel admits that the reality has exceeded even his wildest dreams.
The Idan Raichel Project Tour Dates
03-22 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
03-24 Boston, MA Berklee Performance Center
03-25 Washington, DC Lisner Auditorium
03-26 New York, NY Town Hall
03-28 San Francisco, CA Palace of Fine Arts Theater
03-29 Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theater
More information can be found at http://www.cumbancha.com/idan/press
Thu 2/12/2009 7:47 AM
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