About The Event
Idan Raichel – producer, keyboardist, lyricist, composer and performer. During a career spanning a mere 15 years, Idan has become not only the most successful artist in Israel but also one of Israel’s most successful artists abroad, with tours that include performances at some of the leading festivals as well as shows in the most prestigious venues in Europe, the USA, South America, the Far East, Canada and Australia. In addition, Idan has entered into exciting collaborations with many great artists including American pop stars India Arie and Alicia Keys, and a wide range of artists who are household names in their native countries: Portugal's Ana Moura, France's Patrick Bruel, Italy's Ornella Vanoni, Germany's Andreas Scholl, the Italian duo Mina & Celentano, the Iranian singer Golazin, and Mali's Vieux Farka Touré.
As leader of The Idan Raichel Project, Idan has become an ambassador representing a world of hope in which artistic collaboration breaks down barriers between people of different backgrounds and beliefs.
In the albums he has produced to-date with The Project, as well as in the other musical ventures with which he has been involved, Idan has introduced a new musical culture – a fresh style of production combined with lyrics in a variety of languages including Arabic, German, Spanish, Amharic, French and Hebrew, which worked its way into being part of the Israeli mainstream as well into the hearts of the general public in Israel and overseas.
With The Idan Raichel Project, Idan has released four studio albums and a 3-CD set (which contains live concert recordings, songs that were not included in other albums and rare recordings of Raichel in the studio). He has also teamed up with Vieux Farka Touré, releasing two albums by the Touré-Raichel Collective; and he has released two solo albums, one a studio album released in December 2015 and the other a 2-CD package mostly recorded “in concert” which was released in November 2017. All these albums have been released around the world.
In Israel, total album sales are approaching 700,000 units; there have been in excess of 2 million digital downloads, and tens of millions of paid-for streaming events. And the number of “hits” on YouTube is around the 113 million mark.