Posts Tagged ‘Questlove’

The Year of Hamilton

The Year of Hamilton

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The Hamilton cultural juggernaut continues to conquer. How do you cap off a year that includes 11 Tony Awards including Best Musical, a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album as well as a Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Not too mention being one of the most successful and buzzed about Broadway […]

Spread Love: Finding Fela In Theaters 8/1

Spread Love: Finding Fela In Theaters 8/1

Fela Kuti was the African continent’s answer to Bob Marley. Fela was an unflinching and vociferous critic of Nigeria’s ruling elites. In fact, he never hesitated to call out the unjust and corrupt rulers by name on many of his classic songs. The powers that be in responded in kind. In 1977, government forces attacked […]

Apt 78’s Summer Series Kicks Off Tomorrow

Apt 78's Summer Series Kicks Off Tomorrow

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. Last year’s summer series really changed the musical landscape Uptown. What was the motivation for this year? A. I really just wanted to take the series to another level. The reaction to it last year was incredible; I knew then that if we could bring in next-level deejays, we could […]

Save the Date: Questlove’s Shuffle Culture @ BAM April 19th & 20th

Save the Date: Questlove's Shuffle Culture @ BAM April 19th & 20th

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson Produced by BAM Apr 19 & 20, 2012 at 8pm “Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson just might be the closest thing we have to a hip-hop Zelig… expanding the assumed limits of hip-hop…” —Pitchfork Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, the charismatic drummer and producer of the Grammy Award-winning hip-hop group The Roots, comes to BAM with […]

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