Limmud Rialto with The Idan Raichel Project
Limmud Atlanta + SE and the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival have partnered with the Rialto Center for the Arts for the Idan Raichel Project concert on Oct. 20th at 7PM. Join us for this special evening! A limited number of discounted tickets are available by calling the box office 404.413.9TIX with the code "Limmud".
*Free parking is included! Visit the Rialto Center for the Arts website for details.
A little about Idan Raichel:
"This one-man Middle East peace accord makes music that is an ambitious celebration of multicultural diversity. The ethnic elements are cleverly rewired with modern grooves to create an ambient journey that thrillingly bridges the traditional and modern." - The Times(London, UK)
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.
To say Raichel has been busy since The Idan Raichel Project’s 2009 album Within My Walls was released would be an understatement. In the past four years, Raichel has released a 3-disc live album set, written numerous songs and toured with GRAMMY winner India Arie, performed at the Nobel Peace Prize awards ceremony, co-written a song calling for racial harmony with Israeli President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres, performed for President Obama and family at the Kennedy Center on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, performed at the ceremony inaugurating the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington DC, sold out shows at Radio City Music Hall and other major venues worldwide, toured India, South America and Africa and released the highly praised Tel Aviv Session album with Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré. In that prolific span, Idan Raichel somehow managed to find the time to create perhaps the most enchanting Idan Raichel Project album to date, Quarter To Six, which was released in the U.S. this summer and has been garnering rave reviews.