Blues, Folk, & Country

UnderCover presents: Paul Simon’s Graceland

When: Sat., April 19, 8 p.m. and Sun., April 20, 8 p.m. 2014

Released in 1986, Paul Simon’s Graceland fused together elements of American blues, folk, rock, and pop with African instrumentation and singing, including isicathamiya, a form of a cappella. The album was inspired by the works of South African musicians and was mostly recorded in South Africa with local musicians such as Ladysmith Black Mambazo. It’s an ideal album for UnderCover Presents, a series that invites local musicians to recreate impactful albums by performing their own interpretations of the songs. The acts that will cover Graceland’s classic tracks at Freight and Salvage (2020 Addison St., Berkeley) this weekend include Fanfare Zambaleta, John Vanderslice, Fely Tchaco, Diana Gameros, DRMS, Bill Baird, Afrofunk Experience, Pacific Boychoir, Guy Fox, Trio Zincalo, and Midtown.

Madeleine Key

Price: $26, $31

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