Examiner: The Roots play Brooklyn Bowl

October 4th, 2009
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Thursday night, I covered The Ten Dollar Coolhunter Jam hosted by the Roots at Brooklyn Bowl for Examiner.com. It was a great show and all the more exciting to me because, even though I’ve been a fan of The Roots for 13 years, I haven’t seen them live since 2001.
I was right up front and got a bunch of up close shots of the band, the other groups performing and Talib Kweli, who was a surprise guest.
It was also pretty awesome because I hadn’t heard of nearly any of the other groups performing and they were all really interesting, playing music that I’d definitely like to hear more of. Personally, I was really blown away by Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew from Sierra Leone. The music brought in influences from all over the place and they just had so much energy on stage that it was palpable.
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Check out the post on the Examiner for links, a slideshow and more details. Even more photos posted on Flickr.

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