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Event Archive - Taj Mahal, shemekia copeland

Thu. April 25th 2013 The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (All Ages)
8pm doors at 8pm
$58.25 ($53.75 members)
Tickets at:, Rufus Guitar Shop, Highlife Records, All Ticketmaster Locations

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Music: Funk / R&B, Jazz / Blues
Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. Though his career began more than four decades ago with American blues, he has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the world - west Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the Hawaiian islands and so much more. What ties it all together is his insatiable interest in musical discovery. Over the years, his passion and curiosity have led him around the world, and the resulting global perspective is reflected in his music. His creativity knows no bounds and his explorations of roots music continue to result in powerful musical collaborations and very danceable recordings.

Shemekia Copeland is the daughter of Blues legend Johnny Copeland. Her powerful voice is guaranteed to raise your spirits - and the roof!! She recently released her 7th album, 33 1/3 (both her age and her preferred music format!) The Chicago Sun-Times says: Shemekia Copeland, nearly 15 years into a career but only as old as this album's title, seems to have been bequeathed Koko Taylor's title as Queen of the Blues. She deserves it, showcasing on 33 1/3 the worthwhile effort and resulting majesty in successfully blending old-world soul with new-age sass.

She has been singing professionally for almost half her life, and the new CD truly showcases her remarkable voice on a series of stripped-down small band arrangements of bluesy songs penned by Bob Dylan, Sam Cooke, her father, and more.

This is by far the biggest concert we have ever presented! Don't you dare miss it, now ....

The listed ticket prices include a "facility fee" and HST.
There are additional service charges when buying tickets through Ticketmaster.
There are no service charges when buying in person at the Chan Centre Box Office (see link for hours), and at all Rogue events. Vancity members save 10% on these tickets at the Rogue Sales Table upon presentation of their Vancity Visa or Debit card.


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