THE IDAN RAICHEL PROJECT has changed the face of Israeli popular music with an intriguinging and infectious blend of African, Latin American, Caribbean, and Middle Eastern rhythms, richly poetic lyrics of love and devotion, and state-of-the-art production techniques. The self-titled first recording, The Idan Raichel Project, is a compilation of the best tunes from the band's first two Israeli releases, repackaged for the North American market. These are deeply moving songs, overflowing with rich melodies, engaging poetry, stunning vocal performances, and intricate arrangements.
THE IDAN RAICHEL PROJECT by The Idan Raichel Project
Israeli keyboardist and composer Idan Raichel's unique fusion of Israeli pop music with global sounds has made him the biggest-selling recording artist in Israeli history, and positioned him as a major figure in the international global music scene. His second international release is a deeply moving recording, overflowing with rich melodies, engaging poetry, stunning vocal performances, and intricate arrangements.
Complex harmonies pair with a mesmerizing, rhythmic world beat style in this recording of new Israeli music performed by singer/songwriter, Fran Avni and friends. The 12 Hebrew and English songs will connect you to the spirit, history and dream of Israel. Selections include: Eretz Zavat Chalav, Lo Yarei-u, Natati Etz, Bareket, Vayiven Uziyahu, Shorashim, Am Echad, L'zaracha, Down In The Garden, Tsipor Shniya, and Colors of Jerusalem.
Nowhere is the diversity of Israel more evident than in its music. A beguiling fusion of European and Middle Eastern melodies with other elements from the vast Jewish Diaspora, Israelís music reflects the multiple influences of its inhabitants. Putumayo World Music Presents: Israel is a collection highlighting a new generation of Israeli musicians who transcend the political strife depicted on the evening news. From Yemenite chants to Jamaican reggae, this collection represents some of the diverse sounds impacting the popular music of modern Israel.
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