TAJ MAHAL TO CLOSE SATURDAY NIGHT THIS SPRING
The musical conversation that has taken place between blues legend, Taj Mahal, and his audience, spanning over 60 years, has garnered the singer-sonwriter-instrumentalist an incredible amount of love and admiration. And it’s clear that the feeling is mutual. Growing up in a musical family, in a community with a thriving immigrant population, during the Harlem renaissance, has had a significant influence on Mahal’s unique style, which incorporates elements of traditional West African folk, jazz, Caribbean, Latin, R&B, calypso and Hawaiian slack key. Having carved out a unique niche for his upbeat, global fusion approach, the artistic contrarian illuminates a joyous silver lining to having the blues. He last appeared on Strawberry’s Main Stage in the spring of 1991. Taj Mahal’s return is sure to be a very special performance.