Taj Mahal & Fantastic Negrito

The Arhoolie Foundation Presents

Taj Mahal & Fantastic Negrito

Sat, October 13, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$45.00 - $125.00

The Arhoolie Foundation presents BRIDING THE BLUES, a rare solo performance by blues legend Taj Mahal and Oakland's own GRAMMY-winner Fantastic Negrito.

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
The Arhoolie Foundation presents BRIDGING THE BLUES, a rare solo performance by blues legend Taj Mahal and Oakland's own GRAMMY-winner Fantastic Negrito.

Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, who goes by the stage name Taj Mahal, is an internationally recognized blues musician who folds various forms of world music into his offerings. A self-taught singer-songwriter who plays the guitar, banjo and harmonica (among many other instruments), Mahal has done much to reshape the definition and scope of blues music during his 40+ year career by fusing it with nontraditional forms, including sounds from the Caribbean, Africa and the South Pacific.
Fantastic Negrito
Fantastic Negrito
Fantastic Negrito is black roots music for everyone, blues with a punk attitude from Oakland, California. Formerly recorded under the name Xavier.

Fantastic Negrito is a man’s truth told in the form of black roots music. Each song is a real story about a musician from Oakland who experienced the highs of a million dollar record deal, the lows of a near fatal car accident that left him in a coma, and is now in the phase of rebirth despite his playing hand being mangled. After a long break from music, Fantastic Negrito won NPR's inaugural Tiny Desk Contest in 2015. Since then he's performed with artists including Chris Cornell, Solange, and Temple of the Dog, and this year he will be touring with Sturgill Simpson. His first full-length album The Last Days of Oakland won the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album.
Venue Information:
The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall
2036 University Avenue
near Downtown Berkeley BART
Berkeley, CA, 94704
http://www.theuctheatre.org/