Come out and see Grammy Award winning blues artist Taj Mahal.
One of the most prominent figures in late 20th century blues, singer/multi-instrumentalist TajMahal played an enormous role in revitalizing and preserving traditional acoustic blues. Not content to stay within that realm, Mahal soon broadened his approach, taking a musicologist's interest in a multitude of folk and roots music from around the world -- reggae and other Caribbean folk, jazz, gospel, R&B, zydeco, various West African styles, Latin, even Hawaiian. The African-derived heritage of most of those forms allowed Mahal to explore his own ethnicity from a global perspective and to present the blues as part of a wider musical context. Yet while he dabbled in many different genres, he never strayed too far from his laid-back country blues foundation.
Academy Center of the Arts
July 27, 2019
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm