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Otherworldly Music Is What Makes This Band Special, and Now You Can See Them for Yourself

If you have not seen Taj Mahal, it is a sight to behold. And no, we are not talking about the Indian landmark. This September, catch the Taj Mahal Trio live at Charleston Music Hall, where the smooth, completely unique act will perform a catalogue of exotically-tinged blues songs.

Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, who uses the stage name Taj Mahal, is an American blues musician, a self-taught singer-songwriter and film composer who plays the guitar, piano, banjo, and harmonica, among many other instruments. He often incorporates elements of world music into his works and has done much to reshape the definition and scope of blues music over the course of his almost 50-year career by fusing it with nontraditional forms, including sounds from the Caribbean, Africa, and the South Pacific.

In September 2014, some 50 years after moving to Los Angeles to form the band Rising Sons with fellow blues musician Ry Cooder and Jessie Lee Kincaid, Taj Mahal hightailed it to Nashville to receive an honor he called “one of the most powerful and wonderful things that could ever happen in my life.”

Celebrating decades of recording and touring that have nearly singlehandedly reshaped the definition and scope of the blues via the infusion of exotic sounds from the Caribbean, Africa and South Pacific, the two-time Grammy winning singer, songwriter, film composer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist was feted with the Lifetime Achievement for Performance Award at the 13th Annual Americana Honors and Awards.

Now, Taj Mahal Trio brings their eclectic blend of sounds to Charleston Music Hall on Wednesday, September 19th. Jontavious Willis will also perform. Tickets are available for purchase online and may include dinner for an additional fee.

At Parks at Nexton Apartments in Summerville, South Carolina, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event on Wednesday!

Event Time/Date:
Wednesday, September 19, 2018—8:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29403

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