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Summer concerts at Prague Castle: Taj Mahal, Regina Spektor and Glen Hansard

Summer concerts at Prague Castle: Taj Mahal, Regina Spektor and Glen Hansard A series of three summer concerts on the terrace Prague Castle Riding School starts on 23rd July world icon of blues music, composer, multi-instrumentalist and two-time Grammy winner Taj Mahal. Tickets for the domestic premiere, which will play a trio, are available at the ticket office at the Information Centre II. Courtyard of Prague Castle and Ticketpro outlets.

Taj Mahal is one of the most important and influential personalities of blues music in the 20th century. His career began more than forty-five years ago in the genre of American blues, but gradually broadened his artistic scope on music around the world - from West Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe. "I did not succumb to complacency. I wanted to develop ideas that came from jazz, African or Caribbean music. I have always studied the relationships and connections between different genres, "he says.

Taj Mahal was born Henry ST. Claire Fredericks in Harlem in 1942. He grew up in Massachusetts in a musical family. His father was a jazz pianist and composer, his mother sang in a gospel choir, and soon began himself to sing and play several instruments. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles, where he formed the band Rising Sons with guitarist Ry Cooder. They opened a number of important musicians and young Taj is thus familiar with many blues legends. Soon also released the first three plates Mahal (1967), The Natch'l Blues (1968) and Giant Step (1969). 70, 80 and 90 He spent years of diligent touring the Taj or the issuance of many unique and daring albums. From that time is also the author of the three plates for children to mark Music For Little People. Album Señor Blues In 1997 he won the first Grammy. At that time they also deepened his interest in world music - Indian, Hawaiian and African music. In 2000, Taj has won a second Grammy, this time for the album Shoutin 'in Key. Eight years later issued a retrospective record Maestro: Celebrating 40 Years with many guests to the 40th anniversary of his music career. "This album is the beginning of the next chapter - Chapter which will be open to more ideas. Although the music move some forty years, in many ways just getting started, "he said then Taj Mahal.

Taj Mahal - Corrina, Corrina
Taj Mahal - Dust My Broom
Taj Mahal - Fishing Blues

As more perform at Prague Castle on the 13th Aug. famous American singer-songwriter and pianist Regina Spektor and finally 20th August Irish singer, guitarist, singer and songwriter Glen Hansard and his band made ​​up of members of The Frames home, wind and string sections. These concerts released organizing the Prague Castle Administration in selling more tickets.

Summer concerts at Prague Castle

The Taj Mahal Trio: 23rd 7th 2013 20.00, Terrace Prague Castle Riding School
Regina Spektor: 13th Eighth 2013 20.00, Terrace Prague Castle Riding School
Glen Hansard: 20th Eighth 2013 20.00, Terrace Prague Castle Riding School

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Source: Press Release

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