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World Blues featuring Taj Mahal
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Category Jazz
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World Blues featuring Taj Mahal

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 7:30p

“World Blues” is a celebration of American blues music’s global influence, as seen from three very diverse points of view and three international points of origin. Anchored by iconic folk-blues legend Taj Mahal, the evening will also feature the soulful South African blues of guitarist/vocalist Vusi Mahlasela and the more modern rock ’n’ roll perspective of Fredericks Brown, a band featuring Mahal’s daughter, Deva Mahal, who hails from New Zealand.

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Taj Mahal
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One of the most prominent figures in late 20th century blues, singer/multi-instrumentalist Taj Mahal 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....
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Ferguson Center for the Arts
One University Pl
Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 594-7448
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