The Embassy of Israel and The Delhi Blue Frog
Present Israel's music Superstar
The Idan Raichel Project
On Wednesday, 12th December, 2012 at 22:00
at Blue Frog, The Kila, Mehrauli, New Delhi
The Embassy of Israel in India in collaboration with the Delhi Blue Frog, presents a live concert by the world renowned Idan Raichel Project, on Wednesday, 12th December, 2012 at 22:00 at the Delhi Blue Frog, Mehrauli.
Click here to see a short promo clip for the India tour.
The Idan Raichel Project
Idan Raichel is an Israeli singer-songwriter and a musician, known for his Idan Raichel Project, distinctive for its fusion of electronics, traditional Hebrew texts, Middle Eastern and Ethiopian music. The Idan Raichel Project burst onto Israel’s music scene in 2002, changing the face of Israeli popular music and offering a message of love and tolerance that resonated strongly in a region of the world where headlines are too often dominated by conflict. With an enchanting blend of African, Latin American, Caribbean and Middle Eastern sounds coupled with sophisticated production techniques and a spectacular live show, the Idan Raichel Project has become one of the most unexpected success stories in Israeli music history.
Idan is keyboardist, producer and composer. As a teenager, Idan began playing keyboards, and studied jazz in high school, honing his skills at improvisation and working with other musicians. In Israel, military service is mandatory for all young men and women, and at 18 Idan was conscripted into the Israeli army. Rather then heading to the front lines in this volatile region, Idan joined the Army rock band and toured military bases performing covers of Israeli and European pop hits. After completing his service, Idan started working as a counselor at a boarding school for immigrants and troubled youth.
Meanwhile, Idan had become a successful backup musician and recording session player for some of Israel’s most popular musicians. He decided it was time to pursue a project that reflected his musical ideals, and began working on a demo recording in a small studio he set up in the basement of his parent’s home. Idan invited over 70 of his friends and colleagues from Israel’s diverse music scene to participate in the recordings. He never expected his musical experiments to turn him into Israel’s biggest musical phenomenon in recent memory.
He was signed to Helicon Records and his subsequent album was an immediate hit. The haunting Ethiopian chorus of the first single, “Bo’ee” (Come With Me)", sounded completely unlike anything most Israelis had heard before. The album went on to sell over 150,000 copies (triple platinum) and firmly establish Idan as a new type of Israeli pop star. Known around the world, the Idan Raichel Project regularly sells out concerts in large performance venues.
Line-up: Idan Raichel, Cabra Casay, Maya Avraham, Ravid Kachalani, Gilad Shmuely, Rony Iwrin, Eyal Sela, Shalom Mor, Yankale Segal, Mark Kakun ,Ziv Rahav, Wagderas Wasa.
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