Idan Raichel

23 February 2016 / 20:00

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Israeli producer and composer Idan Raichel is joined by guests including Maya Avraham, Avi Wogderess Vasa, Gilad Shmueli and Yogev Glusman to unveil music from his new album, At the Edge of the Beginning.

Breaking down barriers between people of different backgrounds and beliefs, Idan Raichelís music captures a side to Israel we donít often get to see. Weaving together musical traditions from Jewish communities in Israel with roots all over the world, he creates intricate, passionate songs that show off just how vast and diverse the culture of his homeland is.

Having performed previously with everyone from Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Toure to German counter-tenor Andreas Scholl, here Raichel is joined by an intimate ensemble of Israeli musicians, himself taking up piano duties in a performance that perfectly captures his message of cultural collaboration.

ĎA fascinating window into the young, tolerant, multi-ethnic Israel taking shape away from the headlinesí Boston Globe

ĎA multi-ethnic tour de forceí Billboard Magazine

JMI spoke to Idan Raichel about this upcoming concert in their latest podcast:

Idan Raichel piano
Maya Avraham vocals
Avi Wogderess Vasa vocals
Gilad Shmueli drums
Yogev Glusman bass

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