Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, popularly known as Taj Mahal, is an American music treasure. Over the last 50 years, Taj has helped to reshape the definition and scope of the blues by fusing it with nontraditional forms, including sounds from the Caribbean, Africa, and the South Pacific.
Friday night, June 7th, Bluesville host Kevin Barnes interviewed the “Maestro.” The interview revisits recordings and sessions including Taj and Ry Cooder in 1965, Taj’s first solo record “Taj Mahal” in 1968, “Kulanjan” with Toumani Diabate, “Hula Blues”, “Maestro” and “TajMo”, his Grammy awarded recording with Keb Mo.
Taj will be with his Quartet at Music in the Zoo Saturday, June 15th.
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