Lexington, MA – Spectacle Management is proud to present The Taj Mahal Trio at Cary Memorial Hall in Lexington on Friday, July 29 at 8pm. A statuesque, emotional presence onstage who feels the music wholly in his body, Taj Mahal has become known for exploring a wide range of genres and earned a reputation as a musicologist with attention paid to the cultural origins of song, including his own Caribbean and African-American/Southern roots (captured in his song “West Indian Revelation” for instance) as well as other communities from around the world. His music has incorporated the sounds of the Pacific Isles, South Asia and West and East Africa, among others. Tickets are $79-$49 and are on sale now at www.caryhalllexington.com or by calling 617-531-1257.
Blues/world music artist Taj Mahal was born Henry Saint Clair Fredericks in Harlem, New York, on May 17, 1942, to a musical family; his father was a jazz pianist/composer and his mother was a singer and teacher. The family moved to Springfield, Massachusetts during Fredericks’s youth, and he grew up in a rich, diverse cultural environment. A singer, he went on to learn a variety of instruments, including the piano, clarinet and harmonica, taking up the guitar and bass as well and learning blues styles.
Mahal has released dozens of albums over the course of his career, including Happy to Be Just Like I Am (1971), Music Fuh Ya’ (Music Para Tu) (1977), Taj (1987), Dancing the Blues (1993) and Mkutano (2005). He has also recorded work for children on the Music for Little People label, such as Shake Sugaree(1988), Peace Is the World Smiling (1989) and Smilin’ Island of Song (1992). www.tajblues.com/
Tickets for The Taj Mahal Trio at Cary Memorial Hall in Lexington on Friday, July 29 at 8pm are $79-$49 and are on sale now at www.caryhalllexington.com or by calling 617-531-1257.
CARY MEMORIAL HALL
The Cary Memorial Building is a historic structure located in Lexington Center at 1605 Massachusetts Avenue. The Cary Memorial Building, named for Isaac Harris Cary, was built in 1928 with a donation from his two daughters. The Colonial styled building, with its grand auditorium, has provided the community with a year-round site for musical programming and popular events for eighty years and is home to the Lexington Symphony. The building is handicapped accessible, and is fully air-conditioned. www.caryhalllexington.com
Spectacle Management is a full-service booking, marketing and promotion company with offices in Boston and Lexington. For more information, please contact Pete Lally, firstname.lastname@example.org and 617-531-1257. www.spectacleshows.com