Taj Mahal & Fantastic Negrito
Soka Performing Arts Center is pleased to partner once again with the legendary Taj Mahal for a livestream event. Multi-generational blues all-stars Taj Mahal and Fantastic Negrito perform together and “travel” to where the ghosts of Mississippi meet the gods of Africa.
Fantastic Negrito, 2017 Grammy Award winner for Best Contemporary Blues Album and NPR’s inaugural Tiny Desk contest winner, writes songs that are born from a long hard life and channeled through black roots music: slide guitar, drums, piano, urgent, desperate, edgy. Rolling Stone says Negrito is a “modern electric blues as Prince and George Clinton would have it.”
Taj Mahal and Fantastic Negrito re mutual fans, SF East Bay neighbors and, more recently, good friends. Both men are self-taught multi-instrumentalists whose timeless music stirs the soul. They have shared bills before but hatched the idea for a duo livestream together on the phone during the pandemic. Utilizing a shared band, expect both separate and collaborative performances on stage.
Tickets are on sale now at Mandolin.
A portion of every ticket sold will benefit Soka Performing Arts Center.
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