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UConn Hillel hosts Idan Raichel

Idan Raichel with a UConn student at the concert

Idan Raichel with a UConn student at the concert

On Feb. 20, over 300 people, ages 5 to 80, clapped, danced and swayed to the rhythms of the Idan Raichel and the Idan Raichel Project, when the world-renowned Israeli musician and his group performed the last concert of their recent American tour at UConn’s Jorgenson Center for Performing Arts. The event was hosted by UConn Hillel. The Idan Raichel Project incorporates solo artists of a variety of ethnicities, ages, and singing languages into a harmonious blend. “One of the things that makes Israel stand out is its multicultural society, and what brings different people together better than music? We could feel the spirit of Israel in the show,” said Sara Guenzburger, a UConn sophomore who was at the concert. ”Hebrew, Spanish, Amharic, Arabic, and Moroccan songs were performed before a diverse audience that loved each and every one. The Idan Raichel Project really communicated the pluralism that Israel embraces through its democratic institutions… it made me even prouder to be Jewish and a global student at UConn.”

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