India Arie and Idan Raichel

Sweet Friends…………..

Please Allow me to introduce:
Idan Raichel

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Idan Raichel was born in Kfar Sava, Israel.jewcrew1

Raichel began to play the accordion at the age of nine. He was attracted to long hair, gypsy music and tango, and studied jazz piano in high school, which improved his improvisational skills and ability to collaborate with other musicians.

At 18, Raichel went into the Israeli army…flagis

It was in this military setting that Raichel developed musical skills that later proved vital. Raichel joined the Army rock band, touring military bases performing covers of Israeli and Western pop hits….

Following his military service, Raichel became a counselor at a boarding school for immigrants and troubled youth.

The school was attended by many young Ethiopian Jews, who introduced him to Ethiopian folk and pop music.

In April, 2007, Raichel travelled with Save a Child’s Heart to Rwanda and Ethiopia.

Please Allow me to introduce:
India Arie

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India.Arie (born India Arie Simpson; October 3, 1975) is a Grammy Award-winner American soul, R&B, and neo soul singer-songwriter, record producer, guitarist, and flautist. us-flag-small-ani

She has sold over 3.3 million records on U.S. and 10 million worldwide.music-smile

She has won four Grammy Awards and received 18 nominations, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist.
Simpson was born in Denver, Colorado.

She absorbed musical skills early in life as she was encouraged by both parents. Her mother Joyce is a former singer (she was signed to Motown as a teenager and opened for Stevie Wonder and Al Green).

Mix ‘em together….and what you get is…….
Magic.

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Grammy Award-winning singer says her new album will feature songs in both English, Hebrew .
India Arie collaborates with Idan Raichel
The album is expected to hit stores this summer, but it isn’t the first time the American singer and the Israeli composer have worked together. Last year, the duo performed together at the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony in Oslo.

Give a listen…ya won’t be sorry.2hearts2
“Gift Of Acceptance”

Some believe it’s right to say Jesus when you pray,
Some believe Mahommed, Allah, or Buddah are the way.
Instead of a God or pantheon of gods up in the sky,
I’ll honour your choices and you can honour mine.

Whether you are red, black, yellow, brown or white,
A man with a husband or a woman with a wife,
We can debate till the end of time who’s wrong and who is right,
Or I can honour your choices and you can honour mine.

We all want the same things from life,
We want peace, love and prosperity.
But can we give up our need to be right?
Give the world a present, give the gift of your acceptance.
Give the world a present, give the gift of your acceptance.

Some believe that God’s a him and some say he’s a her. Does God live here in our hearts or out in the universe?
Ghandi was a Hindu, Martin Luther King a Christian, Regardless of religion they knew love was the mission.

We all want the same things from life,
We want peace, love and prosperity.
But can we give up our need to be right?
Give the world a present, give the gift of your acceptance.
Give the world a present, give the gift of your acceptance.

We can debate to the end of time who’s wrong and who is right,
Or I can honour your choices and you can honour mine.

They call you Israeli and they call me an American,
I look at you and I don’t see a country, I just see my friend,

I pray we’re in each other’s lives for a long, long time Because I honour your choices and you honour mine.

We all want the same things from life,
We want peace, love and prosperity.
But can we give up our need to be right?
Give the world a present, give the gift of your acceptance.
Give the world a present, give the gift of your acceptance.

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But tragically, sweet friends……..
We “Don’t all want the same things from life”…..
Peace, love and prosperity.
And some of us are just waiting for Izlam to stop the bloodshed and to Give the world a present….. the gift of THEIR acceptance.

Do you think there exists a Muzlim artist who would utter these words:

Some believe it’s right to say Hashem or Jesus when you pray,

Instead of a God or pantheon of gods up in the sky,
I’ll honour your choices and you can honour mine.

THIS is more like it:

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ACCEPTANCE is two way traffic my friends…if you wish to survive, that is.

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God bless you India Arie and Idan Raichel.angel-red-ani7
Were it so that your enemies had the grace and love in their hearts that you so incontestably do…in yours.

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13 Responses to “India Arie and Idan Raichel”

  1. amanofwonder says:

    Cool joint.

    Cool couple.

    Cool post.

    Hows da weather out there? It’s cool here.

  2. Debbie says:

    Oh how great Angel. I had no idea.

  3. Katie says:

    Beautiful song. Thank you for sharing it.

  4. Maggie@MaggiesNotebook says:

    It helps a jaded heart to see young adults with such hope. It can’t happen with the Koran in anyone’s life – but I love to think of a generation singing about, and believing everyone will some day honor each other.

  5. William Stout says:

    I have always believed that peace was the better way. Perhaps someday, our enemies will think that way as well. One can only hope that the madness of hatred will dissipate enough for peace to come into focus in the eyes of Islam. But as Golda Meir once remarked, there will be violence so long as Islam hates the Jews more than they love their children.

    Let us hope that the continued kind thoughts of each generation finds fertile ground in the Arab mind.

  6. Dee says:

    beautiful song by beautiful artists!

  7. PUMAbydesign001 says:

    Truly magnificent post Angel. So inspiring. India Arie is magnificent. Both she and Idan Raichel are extremely talented and work well together. The song is beautiful. Reminds you that not everything in the world is ugly. We are surrounded by beauty.

    Thank you for sharing.

  8. Comedy Plus says:

    Islam the religion of hate and intolerance. That’s all I see from Islam.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  9. Teresa says:

    Loved your post! Beautiful music!

  10. Kid says:

    Nice folks. There will never be acceptance though.

  11. Matt says:

    Very nice Angel. It’s good to see people trying to do good.

  12. roger says:

    Thanks for another great post Angel. I’m inspired yet again. I didn’t know about this collaboration. I love Idan Raichel’s song ‘Booee.’

    httpwwwyoutubecom/watch?v=mtwfZZX5E4I&feature=related

  13. Jenny says:

    Sorry but someone has to be right. Everybody cannot simply do what is appropriate in their own eyes and expect a universal good result. No matter how good and how sweet it sounds, that is secular humanism and it flies in the face of Almighty God.

    Let God be true but every man a liar. Romans 3:4