World Blues Tour featuring the Taj Mahal Trio, Vusi Mahlasela and Fredericks Brown Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Chapman Music Hall PRESENTED BY: PAC Trust Come celebrate the global influence of American blues music as seen from three very diverse points of view and international points of origin. “World Blues” features legendary Mississippi Delta blues icon and Grammy Award winner Taj Mahal; “The Voice” of South Africa, Vusi Mahlasela; and Fredericks Brown, a band from New Zealand.Mahal has reshaped the definition and scope of blues music over the course of his almost 50-year career by fusing it with nontraditional forms he learned from travel and his diverse cultural roots. Mahlasela, who made his first guitar before teaching himself to play it, delivers a powerful voice and message through his music. Mahal and Mahlasela will explore the intersection of African and American musical forms while Fredericks Brown, featuring Taj’s daughter Deva Mahal, brings a rock and roll perspective.