Idan Raichel began his musical journey by inviting collaborations from artists across generations and ethnicities—singing in languages as diverse as Hebrew, Spanish, Arabic, Amharic and Swahili. The resulting albums exceeded sales records in Israel, made Raichel his country’s biggest musical breakthrough, and sold more than half a million records worldwide.
The Project was honored as the “Musical Group of the Decade” in Israel in 2010. As described by The New York Times, “His arrangements bind the voices together in somber minor-mode anthems paced by electronic beats, earnestly seeking to uplift.” The Project’s blend of African, Latin American, Caribbean and Middle Eastern sounds, coupled with a spectacular live show, captivates audiences worldwide.
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