Magical Music from The Toure-Raichel Collective
Enjoy an evening of virtuosic superstars from very different backgrounds, join together to create masterworks of collaboration and improvisation.
Thursday, April 26, 2012 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Herbst Theatre • 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco (Map)
$25/ $45/ $65/ $85 Group discounts available for 10 or more (call City Box Office: 415.392.4400) CIIS Community and Members receive 20% discount off all ticket prices.


Israeli superstar Idan Raichel and Malian guitar virtuoso Vieux Farka Touré́ 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.


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