Presented as part of #KenCenHipHop’s For the Culture Artist Residency program and Culture Talks Series.
For the Culture Artist Residency
The Kennedy Center’s new For the Culture initiative uplifts one of the core tenets of the Hip Hop Culture Program: celebrating the multi-hyphenate artist. Our inaugural residency spotlights one of Hip Hop’s vital cultural leaders and most respected acts: four-time Grammy Award®–winning band and founding Kennedy Center Hip Hop Culture Council members The Roots.
This two-year residency explores the full range of The Roots’ creative expression with performances, curatorial endeavors, activations, and humanities activities highlighting the legendary crew and its joint front men: acclaimed emcee, writer, actor, and artist Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter and award-winning drummer, DJ, producer, director, journalist, and best-selling author Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St NW, Washington D.C., United States