April 19-20, 2012 / 8pm
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House / 30 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn

Shuffle Culture

Brooklyn Academy of Music presents Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson’s Shuffle Culture.

The Line-up
Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, Curator
Annie Dorsen, Director
Andrew Cyr, Conductor
Metropolis Ensemble
Kristin Lee, Violin / Leader
Jeremy Ellis
Sasha Grey
D.D. Jackson
Reggie Watts
Kenny Muhammad
Willis Earl Beal

Metropolis Artists Appearing
Kristin Lee, Violin / Leader
Annaliesa Place, Violin
Elly Suh, Violin
Emma Sutton, Violin
Juan-Miguel Hernandez, Viola
Danny Kim, Viola
Ashley Bathgate, Cello
Hiro Matsuo, Cello

About the Concert

"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 an immersive musical experience. Enlisting a stellar lineup of artists, Questlove and musicians perform a free-flowing playlist-a kinetic mix of songs and sounds from unexpected musical bedfellows-that celebrates and reflects our current shuffle culture. Conceived and curated by Questlove. Produced by BAM.

Photos by Loren Wohl for MTV Hive and Aubree Lennon for Fuse. Videos by Ben Cohen for BAM and Emmai Alaquiva for Okayplayer.