Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Idan Raichel and Vieux Farka Touré Prep Collaborative Album, Tour

On March 27th, Israeli singer-songwriter Idan Raichel and Malian guitar master Vieux Farka Touré are releasing a collaborative album, The Tel Aviv Sessions via Cumbancha. Going under the moniker The Touré Raichel Collective, the unlikely collaboration was born during a chance encounter at an airport where the two artists crossed paths. Two years later, the two got together in a small studio in Tel Aviv one afternoon and cut a record along with Israeli bassist Yossi Fine and calabash player Soleymane Kane. The collaboration is a collection of gorgeously loose improvisation. Check out the track below:

The two are touring North America this Spring. Dates are as follows:

April 12: Washington, D.C. - The Hamilton
April 13: New York, NY - City Winery
April 14: New York, NY - City Winery
April 15: Somerville, MA - Somerville Theatre
April 16: Minneapolis, MN - Dakota Jazz Club
April 17: Platteville, WI - UW- Platteville Center for the Arts
April 19: Chicago, IL - Old Town School of Folk Music
April 21: Atlanta, GA - Rialto Theatre
April 22: Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
April 23: Santa Cruz, CA - Kuumbwa Jazz Center
April 26: San Francisco, CA - Herbst Theatre
April 28: Seattle, WA - The Triple Door
April 29: Vancouver, BC - Norman Rothstein Theatre
April 30:Vancouver, BC - Norman Rothstein Theatre
May 01: Calgary, AB - Temple B'nai Tikvah
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