An Evening With Taj Mahal

One of the most prominent figures in late 20th century blues and roots music, composer, singer, multi-instrumentalist and 2-time GRAMMY Winner Taj Mahal has played an enormous role in revitalizing and preserving traditional acoustic blues. Not content to stay just within that realm, Mahal 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 what his parents had taught him about his own heritage from a global perspective and to present the blues as part of a wider musical context. That's why today, he is one of the most sought after and respected musicians across genres, cultures, age groups and geographic boundaries. Please join as we welcome Taj Mahal to the Clive Davis Theater to discuss his rich and varied recording career. Moderated by Vice President of The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares, Scott Goldman, Taj Mahal will also engage in an audience Q & A and will perform a selection of songs.