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The Tel Aviv Session

by The Touré-Raichel Collective

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The physical CD is packaged in a 6-panel digipak with beautiful photos. Also includes immediate download of 11-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire. Full digital liner notes included with song lyrics and translations.

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Azawade 08:12
Bamba (free) 05:59
Experience 06:21
Alkataou 05:03
Hawa 07:00
Le Niger 07:59


Israeli superstar Idan Raichel and Malian guitar virtuoso Vieux Farka Touré first met at an airport in Germany in 2008 while both were on tour. From this chance encounter an artistic kinship was born, culminating in an unscripted recording session that took place one afternoon in November 2010 in a small Tel Aviv studio. Joined by Israeli bassist Yossi Fine and Malian calabash player Souleymane Kane, Idan and Vieux improvised a masterful selection of songs that capture the unbridled creativity and inspired collaboration of these four brilliant musicians. The Touré-Raichel Collective was formed and the songs they recorded are the foundation of the album The Tel Aviv Session.


released March 27, 2012

The Touré-Raichel Collective with:
Vieux Farka Touré – Guitar
Idan Raichel – Piano
Yossi Fine – Bass
Souleymane Kane – Calabash

Featured Guests:
Patrick Ruffino – Bass on “Alkataou”
Yankale Segal – Tar on “Kfar”
Frédéric Yonnet – Harmonica on “Touré”
Cabra Casay – Vocals on “Ane Nahatka”
Mark Eliyahu – Kamanche on “Alem”

Original Session Recorded at Zitrin Studio, Tel Aviv, Israel
Engineer: Shai Solan
Produced by Idan Raichel
Mixed by Idan Raichel and Lane Gibson at Lane Gibson Recording and Mastering Charlotte, Vermont (
Mastered by John Davis at Metropolis Studios London (
Executive Producer and Liner Notes - Jacob Edgar
Associate Producer – Eric Herman
Graphic Design & Illustration by Matt Thame at Studio Auto (

Photographs and Original Cover Concept - Nitzan Treystman

Thanks to Shola Aleje at Metropolis, Peter Allan, Nicholas Concklin, Drew Brinckerhoff, Matt Robin, Jackie Harrison, Eileen O’Neill of Modiba and Todd Walker of IMN
Idan Raichel’s Team: Yeara Livny (Manager), Hillel Sommer (Legal Advisor), Asher Bitansky (Business Manager)

All songs published by Idan Raichel (ACUM) and World Circuit Publishing

Vieux Farka Touré appears courtesy of Six Degrees Records -

This album ® and © 2012 Cumbancha


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Idan Raichel Israel

Producer, keyboardist, lyricist, composer and performer Idan Raichel is a global music icon who has brought his inspiring example and soul-stirring music to some of the planet's biggest stages. As the leader of The Idan Raichel Project, Idan acts as a musical ambassador representing a world in which artistic collaboration breaks down barriers between people of different backgrounds and beliefs. ... more


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