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    Goin' global and bridging a culture gap through music – that's a beautiful thing.

    The formation and success of The Touré-Raichel Collective, the band led by Israeli keyboardist and songwriter Idan Raichel and Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré, who are icons in their own countries and abroad, is a reminder of the unique power of music to bridge geographic, ethnic, political and religious differences.

    As a follow up to their acclaimed 2012 debut, The Tel Aviv Session, the group will release a new album, The Paris Sessions, on September 30 on the Cumbancha label. The Touré-Raichel Collective will tour the U.S. this fall.

    Although a collaboration between an Israeli Jew and a Malian Muslim has unavoidable political implications, what inspired Touré and Raichel to work together was not the potential to make a statement; they simply connected as artists and friends seeking to find musical common ground.

    They met for the first time by chance, in 2008 at the Berlin airport, where they expressed mutual admiration and a desire to get together and play.

    Tour Dates:

    November 07 - Northridge, CA @ Valley Performing Arts Center
    November 08 - San Francisco, CA @ Nourse Theater
    November 09 - Grass Valley, CA @ The Center for the Arts
    November 11 - Phoenix, AZ @ Musical Instrument Museum
    November 12 - Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
    November 14 - Ogden, UT @ Peery's Egyptian Theater
    November 15 - Seattle, WA @ Meany Hall
    November 18 - New York, NY @ Symphony Space
    November 19 - Frederick, MD @ Weinberg Center for the Arts
    November 20 - Fairfield, CT @ Quick Center for the Arts
    November 21 - Toronto, ONT @ Koerner Hall
    November 22 - Albany, NY @ Swyer Theatre at The Egg
    November 23 - Bethlehem, PA @ Zoellner Arts Center

    For more tour info, visit toureraichel.com.

    Anyone plan to go global and check this out?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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