Israeli world-music superstar Idan Raichel has undergone a transformation.
Gone are his signature dreadlocks and black turban. At least for a while, The Raichel Project he founded – incorporating performers and sounds from many different backgrounds – has taken a backseat.
Instead Raichel has gone on tour, performing a “stripped-down” show of songs and personal stories, jumping from acoustic to electric piano and percussion instruments.
One stop on the tour is The Music Center at Strathmore, where he appears Thursday, Feb. 22.