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Taj Mahal & Shemekia Copeland

(2012/2013 Performing Arts)

Fri, Apr 19
8:00 PM

Blues Night Out
Taj Mahal Trio with Special Guest Shemekia Copeland


“One of the enduring figures in American blues.” Rolling Stone

“I just play to the goddess of music – and I know she’s dancing.” –Taj Mahal


With two Grammys, more than 25 albums and five decades of sterling performances behind him, Taj Mahal is one of the most influential figures in late-20th century blues and roots music. Grounded in American pre-war blues but incorporating world sounds, from West Africa to Latin America and the Caribbean, Mahal’s unmistakable and thrillingly eclectic musical fusions inspired a whole generation of performers and revitalized a dying art form. The golden-voiced singer and multi-instrumentalist appears with Taj Mahal Trio and special guest, “sizzling hot” vocalist Shemekia Copeland (Boston Globe).

Available on The Blues Sessions series


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