LOS ANGELES — On India.Arie's last album, she blended a world music sound with her signature style of soul. She's planning to take things to the next level on an upcoming CD with Israeli singer Idan Raichel.

The album, "Open Door," will be released this summer. It will feature songs in Hebrew and English.

India.Arie said she's getting "a lot of good feedback" and that some people have cried after hearing the new music.

While vacationing in Israel, the singer asked locals who the most influential political singer-songwriter was in town. She said everyone said Raichel's name.

Raichel is mainly known for blending Israeli, Ethiopian, Yemenite and Latin sounds. He is also a member of the Idan Raichel Project, which has some 90 revolving members from Sudan, Uruguay, Columbia and Rwanda.



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