Tuesday, June 28, 2005

This is good news: Idan Raichel has been invited to take part in the WOMAD festival in Britain this summer. WOMAD ( World of Music, Arts, and Dance ) is an organization, founded in the 1980s and inspired by the work of Peter Gabriel, which has as its aim to " bring together and to celebrate many forms of music, arts and dance drawn from countries and cultures all over the world". The festival in Rivermead ( UK ) is one of the events organized by this organization. Idan Raichel is a talented and popular artist, whose work is both very Israeli and very cosmopolitan. He brought together a group of young singers and musicians under the name The Idan Rachel Project. Two albums have come out already, and I really like many of their songs. On his/their website, go to video and listen to/watch the songs/clips "Milim Yafot Me'ele" ( Words more beautiful than these ) and "Im Telekh" ( If you go ) to get an impression. Highly recommended!

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