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Idan Raichel Project
     

The Idan Raichel Project

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The Idan Raichel Project already have a pair of albums available in Israel, but this is their worldwide debut. Here, there's something of a compilation from the two previous albums. An interesting collective of musicians (up to 70) is represented on the album, taken in surprising proportions from the Ethiopian Jew population

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The Idan Raichel Project already have a pair of albums available in Israel, but this is their worldwide debut. Here, there's something of a compilation from the two previous albums. An interesting collective of musicians (up to 70) is represented on the album, taken in surprising proportions from the Ethiopian Jew population based on the airlifts to Israel (Operation Moses, Operation Solomon, etc.) over the years. Other musicians hail from other Israeli populations, nearby nations, and a couple of South Africans for good measure. With this in mind, Raichel himself puts together pieces drawn from traditional works in the lands of origin for these artists. Songs are written in Hebrew and Ethiopian primarily, but also Arabic and Zulu. The pieces run the course from laid-back dancehall ("Brong Faya," with vocals from Surinam's Sergio Braams) to ultra-smooth exotica on "Azini" (with vocals from Arab-Israeli Mira Anwar Awad) to a sort of solo acoustic isicathamiya (with vocals from Bongani Xulu). This is apart from the Hebrew and Ethiopian love songs and more. The album is almost overly eclectic, but the departure from the usual Israeli pop is refreshing. There's plenty to come still from this project, and the results thus far are certainly worth hearing for listeners within the world music scene and likewise those on the outside.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/07/2006
Label:
Cumbancha
UPC:
0890846001022
catalogNumber:
2
Rank:
16467

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Performance Credits

Idan Raichel Project   Primary Artist
Eyal Sela   Flute
Amos Fridman   Bass
Idan Raichel   Bass,Accordion,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Tevet Sela   Flute,Saxophone
Din Din Aviv   Vocals
Mira Anwar Awad   Vocals,Background Vocals
Elai Botner   Guitar
Sergio Braams   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Cabra Casay   Background Vocals
Ilan Damti   Vocals
Itamar Doari   Percussion
Donovan Prefect Reid   Vocals
Zena Edchanani   Vocals

Technical Credits

Rabbi Shalom Shabazi   Composer
Jacob Edgar   Introduction
Traditional   Composer
Idan Raichel   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Instrumentation,Text,Artistic Director
Mira Anwar Awad   Composer
Elai Botner   Arranger,Producer
Sergio Braams   Composer

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