Emens Auditorium is proud to partner with the legendary @tajmahalblues (Taj Mahal) to bring you access to his first ever LIVESTREAM performance on November 17 at 6pm PT/9pm ET! Tickets are $20 and on sale now.  A portion of each ticket sold benefits Emens Auditorium.

Composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, multi-GRAMMY® winner, multi-Blues Music Award winner, Blues Hall of Fame member and Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement award recipient TAJ MAHAL streaming LIVE to the comforts of your own home from the UC Theatre stage in Berkeley, CA. This will be Taj’s first ever livestream performance!

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About the Artist

Taj Mahal doesn’t wait for permission. If a sound intrigues him, he sets out to make it. If origins mystify him, he moves to trace them. If rules get in his way, he unapologetically breaks them. To Taj, convention means nothing, but traditions are holy. He has pushed music and culture forward, all while looking lovingly back.

“I just want to be able to make the music that I’m hearing come to me––and that’s what I did,” Taj says. The 76-year-old is home in Berkeley, reflecting on six decades of music making. “When I say, ‘I did,’ I’m not coming from the ego. The music comes from somewhere. You’re just the conduit it comes through. You’re there to receive the gift.”

Taj is a towering musical figure––a legend who transcended the blues not by leaving them behind, but by revealing their magnificent scope to the world. “The blues is bigger than most people think,” he says. “You could hear Mozart play the blues. It might be more like a lament. It might be more melancholy. But I’m going to tell you: the blues is in there.”

If anyone knows where to find the blues, it’s Taj. A brilliant artist with a musicologist’s mind, he has pursued and elevated the roots of beloved sounds with boundless devotion and skill. Then, as he traced origins to the American South, the Caribbean, Africa, and elsewhere, he created entirely new sounds, over and over again. As a result, he’s not only a god to rock-and-roll icons such as Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones, but also a hero to ambitious artists toiling in obscurity who are determined to combine sounds that have heretofore been ostracized from one another. No one is as simultaneously traditional and avant-garde.

LOCATION

Livestream with 48 hours access

DATE

November 17

TIME

9:00 p.m.

DURATION

60 minutes

Taj Mahal

 


Livestream ticket
$20 - includes one device and as many viewers as you’d like.
Tickets grant you 48-hour access to the stream in case you can’t join Taj live. All ticket sales end when the livestream performance begins.

Meet & Greet ticket $150 (limited capacity)
Livestream ticket + live online Meet & Greet with Taj Mahal. Meet & Greet begins one hour prior to livestream performance.
Each ticket holder will receive a private 60-90 second video chat with Taj Mahal moderated by a Mandolin representative plus picture.

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