Taj Mahal - guitar, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist
Taj Mahal has spent more than 40 years exploring the roots and branches of the blues. Grounded in the acoustic pre-war blues sound but drawn to the eclectic sounds of world music, he revitalized a dying tradition and prepared the way for a new generation of blues men and women. While many African Americans shunned older musical styles during the 1960s, Mahal immersed himself in the roots of his past. I was interested in the music because I felt something [got] lost in that transition of blacks trying to assimilate into society. He had no intention of repeating what had come before, however, and drew deeply from the wells of the ethnic music of Africa, South America, and the Caribbean.
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March 09, 2012
Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues Band - April 19-20 - Jazz at Lincoln...
December 14, 2011
Robert Johnson Tribute: Roots, Taj Mahal, Keb' MO', Todd Rundgren
November 16, 2011
Taj Mahal, Me'shell Ndegeocello, Others - 30th Annual John Lennon...
February 01, 2011
Flaming Lips and Taj Mahal Added to Tibet House US Benefit
January 21, 2011
Taj Mahal Trio - Jazz at Lincoln Center - Feb 25-26
June 02, 2010
Crawfish Festival in New Jersey Galactic, Railroad, Taj Mahal
November 07, 2009
Taj Mahal/David Hidalgo: Album