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Taj Mahal Quartet and Sona Jobarteh Live at the Annenberg for PSJazzFest!

Blues legend Taj Mahal brings his glorious voice and virtuosic multi-instrumentalism to this uniquely powerful evening of new world music with Sona Jobarteh, Gambia’s griot kora sensation.

$295, $75, $60 (1.5 hrs)

Category: Live Music Performance, Annenberg Theater, PSJazzFest

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Taj Mahal, a true legend in the music industry and celebrated worldwide for his remarkable talents as a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and ethnomusicologist, has pursued and elevated the sounds of the American South, the Caribbean, Africa, the Hawaiian Islands. Rising to international fame in the 1960s, Taj has continually pursued his musical explorations, that have recently included Grammy winning collaborations with Keb’ Mo’ and Ry Cooder and his new chart-topping 2023 jazz album “Savoy.” The “Maestro” brings his world of music to the stage, performing with his quartet.
Inductions into the Blues Hall of Fame and receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association are just some of the many honors that showcase Taj's remarkable contributions. Despite the acclaim, Taj remains humble and committed to his craft. For him, making music means channeling the melodies and rhythms that he hears internally, allowing the music to flow through him. He sees himself as a conduit for the music, receiving the gift and sharing it with his audience.
Listening to Taj Mahal's music is like tapping into the roots of American music. It connects you to the raw energy of field hollars, the enchantment of early jazz, the soulful grooves of rhythm and blues, and the infectious rhythms of West Africa. Taj Mahal's music takes you on a journey through the diverse sounds and influences that have shaped the American musical landscape.
Joining Taj Mahal is Sona Jobarteh, one of the fastest rising stars in the world music scene today.  She is  hailed as Africa’s first professional female Kora virtuoso from any of the West African Griot dynasties, breaking barriers and challenging gender stereotypes. With her instrumental virtuosity and ethereal vocals, Sona and her band blend traditional music, blues and Afropop to create an original, hypnotic and spiritual sound that has graced concert stages, recordings and film scores, has sold out concerts worldwide, and viewed by more than 23 million viewers on YouTube.
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$295 VIP: Front Orchestra 

$75 Premier Center Orchestra

$60 General Admission Rear Orchestra

Things to Know
This event is for 12 and older.
The entrance to the Annenberg Theater is located behind the Annenberg Theater Box Office, adjacent to the Palm Springs Art Museum's North Parking Lot.
Ample free public parking is available in the multi-level public garage across from the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Handicap parking is available.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is PSJazzFest.

Event Check-in Location
The Annenberg Theater
101 N Museum Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Photo Credits: Taj Mahal/Sona Jobarteh, © PR – 1968 Photo by Baron Wolman – Andrew Rios – Stephan Teller – Jack Vartoogian – Sona Jobarteh, © PR

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