Music|The Roots Picnic Expands to New York City, Featuring D’Angelo

October 6, 2016 - Picnic Time


Questlove of a Roots, that is holding a two-day festival during Bryant Park.

Driely Schwartz Vieira for The New York Times

It’s about time a Roots Picnic stretched from a band’s hometown, Philadelphia, to New York City, where a Roots have their daily gig on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

The two-day festival, during Bryant Park, has a extended cultured — funk, RB, hip-hop, soul, disco, blues, rock, reggae — that’s as heterogeneous as one of those D.J. sets from their drummer, Questlove.

The lineup for Saturday, Oct. 1, now sole out, facilities D’Angelo and John Mayer as good as a Roots personification their possess material. On Sunday, a Roots will behind 3 New York City-based acts: Wu-Tang Clan, David Byrne and Chic’s guitarist Nile Rodgers. Also featured will be a New Orleans despondency of Trombone Shorty, a indie-rock of Deerhoof, a 1980s hip-hop of EPMD and a “live mixtape” of rappers comparison by Black Thought of a Roots: Freddie Gibbs, Styles P, Royce da 5’9” and J. Period.

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