Van Mali Tot Mississippi
Musical globetrotter and top guitarist tells the story of the blues in a musical ‘one-man show’.
As a teenager, guitarist Joep Pelt went to the south of the US to learn the blues. He met old heroes, who taught him the typical Delta blues style. Pelt hopelessly fell in love with the blues and decided to dig deeper. In his musical one-man show ‘From Mali to Mississippi’ Joep tells the story of the West African roots of the blues, traveling along the Caribbean slave routes to her birth in the south of the US, only to see her change the history of music forever. With his stories, photos, historical images and of course many songs that he collected along the way, Joep takes you on a special musical adventure.
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Gitaar globetrotter Joep Pelt rediscovers the blues en folk revival of the 1960s through his hero, the ultimate musical discoverer Alan Lomax.
Thousands of field recordings where made by Alan Lomax (1915-2002) of unknown blues and folk artists, which basically made him the discoverer of music greats such as Muddy Waters, Leadbelly en Woody Guthrie. The musical geniuses of the 1960s such as Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones and Brian Wilson took these ‘field recordings’ to a mass audience which generated a lasting influence on the development of popular music.
Joep travels from the record collection of his father through the Caribbean to the deep south of the USA, to map out and experience the immense legacy of Alan Lomax his life work. Though personal stories and acoustic songs Joep will take the audience to the land where the folk revolution began.
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