This man, Idan Raichel, is a guardian of Art and an arbiter of musical allegiances. He represents what it means to be an artist, because we are built to give.
After meeting him at his studio, I realized he is a brilliant artist. But, what was staggering is that he was more in tune with my culture's music history than I was. He had already applied the music of my country to his and sung it in Hebrew. I was blown away.