The Vieux Farka Touré & Idan Raichel Quartet
April 15, 2012
African guitarist/songwriter Vieux Farka Touré and Israeli pianist/composer Idan Raichel are two virtuosic artists from vastly different musical traditions, but both perform in the spirit of promoting peace and cross-cultural harmony. After meeting in Spain, Touré and Raichel forged a deep friendship, and the Vieux Farka Touré and Idan Raichel Quartet was born. With a hauntingly beautiful album due out this spring, the touring quartet features Touré and Raichel joined by renowned bassist Yossi Fine and percussionist Souleymane Kané on djembe and calabash.