World Music PresentsMavis Staples

Friday / May 16, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
United States

Soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples possesses one of the most recognizable and treasured voices in contemporary music. A veteran of the music scene for over 40 years, she is a Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Grammy Lifetime Achievement winner, National Heritage Fellowship award winner, and one of VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock 'n' Roll.

In the 1960s, Mavis Staples and the Staples Singers hit the top of the charts with "Respect Yourself," "Let's Do It Again," and "I'll Take You There," becoming the soundtrack of the civil rights movement. Forty years later, Staples' critically acclaimed, Ry Cooder–produced release We'll Never Turn Back revisits the themes of peace and perseverance that she learned firsthand from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tickets: $37, $32, $28 reserved seating.
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