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The Roots

The Roots

Jul 12th 2018 @ Somerset House

London, United Kingdom
Thursday, July 12th, 2018
7:30 PM
Somerset House
London, United Kingdom
136 RSVPs
The legendary, hardworking collective that embodies the spirit of hip, soul and funk joins us for an exclusive Summer Series date.

Packed into a hectic touring schedule which includes a regular nightly slot as the house band on the Late Show with Jimmy Fallon, it’s our privilege to welcome The Roots to Somerset House. Formed in 1987 in Philadelphia, over the course of 14 studio albums, countless collaborations and picking up four Grammy wins on the way, The Roots have gained a reputation as one of the best live acts around.

Their extraordinary musicality, expansive mix of sounds and strident social commentary is at the core of a lineage that connects the Soulquarians (D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Common, J Dilla and co) to contemporaries such as Kendrick Lamar and Kamasi Washington. As the official house band on The Tonight Show, The Roots have played with pretty much anyone who’s anyone in contemporary US music, not to mention slow jamming the news with Barack Obama.

Don’t miss these legendary musicians live for what is sure to be one of the highlights of Summer Series.