Taj Mahal Quintet and Sona Jobarteh
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Taj Mahal Quintet and Sona Jobarteh on Feb 22, 2024 | UCSB Arts & Lectures

Blues Meets African Roots

Taj Mahal Quintet 
and Sona Jobarteh

Thu, Feb 22 | 8:00 PM  
Campbell Hall
Past Event

“It’s hard to imagine a more eclectic musician than Taj Mahal. In a storied career that spans well over 55 years, Taj… has constantly defied any and every preconceived musical boundary.” American Songwriter

“Sona Jobarteh is Africa’s first female griot kora virtuoso, and also a fine singer and composer, blending traditional music, blues and Afropop to impressive effect.” The Guardian (U.K.)

Celebrated blues legend Taj Mahal brings his glorious voice and virtuosic multi-instrumentalism to this uniquely powerful evening of new world music. A musical innovator, cultural ambassador and winner of the 2023 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album, Taj Mahal’s long career touches on every imaginable strand in the fabric of roots music. Joining the Taj Mahal Quintet is Gambia’s griot kora sensation Sona Jobarteh, who regularly plays to sold-out crowds all over the world. Witness the alchemy of African griot traditions and American blues in this special evening.

Thu, Feb 22 | 8:00 PM  
Campbell Hall
Past Event


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