Taj Mahal’s talent and eclectic musical taste can hardly be contained by categories. He’s firmly rooted in the blues and African American folk, butt his explorations into roots and Americana before the genres were invented, reggae, African, Hawaiian, Caribbean and world music and anything else that strikes his omnivorous fancy continually expands the limits of the music. He’s won two Grammys and in 2008 celebrated 40 years of music making.
Henry Saint Clair Fredericks grew up in Harlem, NY, during the Harlem Renaissance of the 40s. His father, Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, Sr. was a jazz pianist and arranger from the Caribbean who worked with Ella Fitzgerald and other legends.... Read More