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The Toure-Raichel Collective

CUMBANCHA INTRODUCES THE TOURÉ-RAICHEL COLLECTIVE
   
A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT FROM GLOBAL SUPERSTARS 
VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ AND IDAN RAICHEL 
  
ALBUM OUT MARCH 27, 2012 WITH A SPRING TOUR TO FOLLOW
“BAMBA” (via Bandcamp)

The Touré-Raichel Collective, a collaboration between global superstars Vieux Farka Touré of Mali and Idan Raichel from Israel, was forged from a chance encounter at a German airport.  Their growing friendship led to a performance at the Tel Aviv Opera House in November 2010.  After that remarkable concert, Vieux and Idan, joined by Israeli bassist Yossi Fine and Malian calabash player Souleymane Kane, spent an afternoon jamming in a small intimate studio in Tel Aviv. The resulting recording – acoustic, spontaneous, entirely improvised, and stunningly beautiful is the foundation for their debut album The Tel Aviv Session, out March 27, 2012 on Cumbancha.

Idan, Vieux, Yossi and Souleymane improvised a masterful selection of songs that encompass the unbridled creativity and inspired collaboration of these four brilliant musicians. With additional contributions by a number of special guests, the final result is an album that will bring to mind classics such as Talking Timbuktu by Ali Farka Touré with Ry Cooder, Keith Jarrett’s The Köln Concert or Vincent Segal and Ballake Sissoko’s acclaimed Chamber Music.
The Touré-Raichel Collective will be showcasing their music with a North American tour that kicks off in New York on April 13th and touches down in Boston, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Chicago, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Vancouver.  Full tour dates below.  Their live concert reflects the natural spontaneity and free-form creativity of the recording sessions, allowing audiences to experience firsthand the invention of sublime and transcendent music that crosses boundaries of country, culture and tradition.
The Touré-Raichel Collective – The Tel Aviv Session – US/Canada Tour Dates:

Fri/Apr-13 – New York, NY – City Winery [LINK]

Sat/Apr-14 – New York, NY – City Winery [LINK]

Sun/Apr-15 – Somerville (Boston), MA – Somerville Theatre [LINK]

Mon/Apr-16 – Minneapolis, MN – Dakota Jazz Club [LINK]

Tue/Apr-17 – Platteville, WI – Platteville Center for the Arts [LINK]

Thu/Apr-19 – Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk Music [LINK]

Sat/Apr-21 – Atlanta, GA – Rialto Center For The Arts [LINK]

Sun/Apr-22 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex [LINK]

Mon/Apr-23 – Santa Cruz, CA – Kuumbwa Jazz Center [LINK]

Thu/Apr-26 – San Francisco, CA – Herbst Theatre [LINK]

Sat/Apr-28 – Seattle, WA – Triple Door [LINK]

Sun/Apr-29 – Vancouver, BC – Norman Rothstein Theatre / Chutzpah! Festival [LINK]

Mon/Apr-30 – Vancouver, BC – Norman Rothstein Theatre / Chutzpah! Festival  [LINK]

Tue/May-1 – Calgary, AB – Temple B’nai Tikva / Calgary Folk Music Festival [LINK]

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