AFRO-CARRIBEAN BLUES & AMERICANA SINGER/SONGWRITER
The TAJ MAHAL Trio
Friday, March 2nd, 2007 at 7PM & 9:30PM
Tickets: $37.50 Full Price / $28.50 IMAC Members
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On Friday, March 2nd, 2007 at 7PM & 9:30PM, the Inter-Media Art Center (also known as “IMAC”) in Huntington, Long Island will present an evening with afro-Caribbean blues and Americana singer/ songwriter The TAJ MAHAL Trio.
Describe legendary musician Taj Mahal in a single word or phrase? Not possible. You could call him a singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer producer, ethnomusicologist, two-time Grammy winner, world-class musical collaborator, or musicians’ advocate. These titles are all accurate, yet none convey the warmth, humor, and soulfulness of Taj and his music.
Taj has been playing his own distinctive brand of music- variously described as Afro-Caribbean blues, folk-world-blues, hula blues, folk-funk, and a host of other hyphenations- for more than 40 years. Caribbean, Hawaiian, African, Latin, and Cuban sounds and rhythms mix with folk, jazz, zydeco, gospel, rock, pop, soul, and R&B, all layered on top of a solid country blues foundation. A self-taught musician, Taj plays more than 20 instruments, including the National Steel and Dobro guitars. His remarkable voice ranges from gruff and gravelly to smooth and sultry.
Tickets for this performance are $37.50 ($28.50 for IMAC Members). For tickets or further information on this performance, or on other IMAC programs, call IMAC's 24-hour Arts-Line at (631) 549-ARTS. Tickets can also be purchased at the theater from noon to 6PM, Tuesday through Friday, 2PM to 6PM on Saturdays and after 2PM on the day of the performances. For further information, call IMAC's business office at (631) 549-9666.
The Inter-Media Art Center, Inc. is a non-profit Media and Performing Arts Center whose programs and services are supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (a state agency), Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs, the Town of Huntington, NYS Senator Carl Marcellino, by a grant from The Harmon Foundation, as well as by the Members of IMAC. IMAC also gratefully acknowledges support from Korg USA, The Emily T. Allen & Linda P. Allen and F. Towne Allen Charitable Gift Fund at The Boston Foundation, The D’Addario Foundation for the Performing Arts, JBL Pro, AutoOne Insurance, Peconic Bay Winery, The Lowerre Family Trust, Branch Financial Services and Olivia and Harlan Fischer.