(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Iconic folk-blues legend Taj Mahal headlines an evening of “world blues” at the Mahaiwe on Sunday, November 3, 2013, at 7pm. Also appearing on the bill celebrating American blues music’s global influence are South African guitarist/vocalist Vusi Mahlasela – known simply as “The Voice” in his homeland — and blues-rock group Fredericks Brown, a band featuring Mahal’s daughter, Deva Mahal, who hails from New Zealand.
Over his five-decade career, the Grammy Award-winning Taj Mahal has evolved into a master of global styles – from Mississippi Delta blues to Hawaiian stylings to African rhythms. In addition to headlining the program, Mahal is also the binding thread throughout the evening of music. Fresh from their sessions together on Mahlasela’s latest album, Mahal and Mahlasela explore the intersection of African and American musical forms, while Fredericks Brown demonstrates Mahal’s influence on a new generation.