Idan Raichel is returning to Atlanta later this month, part of a 16-city tour of the U.S. PHOTO / Courtesy of the Israeli Consul General’s Office

Idan Raichel is returning to Atlanta later this month, part of a 16-city tour of the U.S. PHOTO / Courtesy of the Israeli Consul General’s Office

SPECIAL FOR THE AJT //

The internationally renowned Idan Raichel Project will come to the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University in Atlanta on Sun., Oct. 20, part of a 16-city U.S. tour.

The tour is the group’s first since the international release of their latest album “Quarter to Six” (Cumbancha) in June. It continues their 10-year streak of top-selling and critically acclaimed recordings.

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The October 20 performance marks the highly anticipated return of the Idan Raichel Project to the Rialto.

“We are excited to welcome the Idan Raichel Project back to Atlanta for a return performance at the Rialto,” said Opher Aviran, the Consul General of Israel to the Southeast. “Bridging borders through music and captivating diverse audiences, Idan is an exemplary representative of the Israeli spirit.”

The leader of this inspiring collective of culturally diverse musicians is Idan Raichel, a composer, keyboardist and producer who is now a household name in his native Israel.

In 2006, the US-based record label Cumbancha released a compilation of the group’s first two albums worldwide. Billboard Magazine called The Idan Raichel Project “One of the most fascinating titles to emerge in world music this year … a multi-ethnic tour de force.” And the New York Times selected the album as one of the top world music releases of the year.

In the past four years, Raichel has co-written numerous songs and toured with Grammy winner India.Arie, performed at the Nobel Peace Prize awards ceremony in Oslo, Norway, and sold out shows at Radio City Music Hall and other major venues worldwide.

 This year, Raichel joined pop star Alicia Keys on stage as a special guest during her July concert in Tel Aviv.

For Additional Info

Visit the Idan Raichel Project Site to learn more about the collective and sample their celebrated musical stylings. For tickets and other information, call the Rialto Box Office at (404) 413-9849 or visit www.rialtocenter.org/

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