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The Roots

Saturday 13 July 2019

The Roots, the legendary, Grammy Award winning hip hop crew and arguably the hardest working musicians in popular culture, continue to break the mold 25 years after the band was founded. The brainchild of childhood friends Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, The Roots began their career playing bucket drums and freestyling on the streets and competing with Boyz II Men for top honors at The Philadelphia High school for Creative and Performing Arts.
 

Named one of the greatest live acts by Rolling Stone, their career has evolved to include a weekly gig as the house band for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, hosting sold-out jam sessions across country, collaborating on new works for contemporary performance (Lincoln Center, BAM, Kimmel Center), and consistently churning out Grammy®-nominated albums.