Taj Mahal

Blues, Musical Artist

1942 –

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Who is Taj Mahal?

Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, who uses the stage name Taj Mahal, is an American Grammy Award-winning blues musician. He often incorporates elements of world music into his works. A self-taught singer-songwriter and film composer who plays the guitar, piano, banjo and harmonica, Mahal has done much to reshape the definition and scope of blues music over the course of his almost 50-year career by fusing it with nontraditional forms, including sounds from the Caribbean, Africa and the South Pacific.

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Born
May 17, 1942
Harlem
Also known as
  • Henry Saint Clair Fredericks
  • Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, Jr.
  • Taj Mahal Trio
  • Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues Band
  • Taj Mahal and The Phantom Blues Band
  • Mahal, Taj & Phantom Blues Band, The
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Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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