Consistently recognized as one of Israel's greatest exports, the top artist is known the world over for crossing cultural divides and promoting tolerance. He recently received a special video message from American R&B pianist and singer Alicia Keys, who honoured Raichel as he was awarded the MTV Role Model Award.
The Idan Raichel Project received the award for representing Israel around the world and for its collaboration with a long list of international artists, including India Arie, Andreas Scholl, Patrick Bruel, Marta Gómez, Farka Touré and many others.
This post was inspired by Size Doesn't Matter's report from ynet, and we felt we just had to bring it to you, our readers, too.
For more on how Raichel and Keys first performed together and to view her special message, after watching them perform in New York's Central Park, below, jump to the posting on Size Doesn't Matter from the link above.