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Questlove

Questlove is featured in Season 4, Episode 9: Southern Roots (check local listings).

Drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, and member of The Roots - Questlove, is the unmistakable heartbeat of Philadelphia’s most influential hip-hop group. He is the Musical Director for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where his beloved Roots crew serves as house band. Beyond that, this 4-time GRAMMY Award winning musician's indisputable reputation has landed him musical directing positions with everyone from D'Angelo to Eminem to Jay-Z. Questlove has also released three books including the New York Times bestseller Mo’ Meta Blues, Soul Train: The Music, Dance and Style of a Generation and most recently the James Beard-nominated somethingtofoodabout. One of his latest endeavors has been becoming a strategic advisor, and the first artist ambassador for Pandora, as well as hosting a new series Questlove Supreme. He also co-produced the GRAMMY Award winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hamilton. Most recently, Questlove and The Roots announced that they are developing an animated children’s series, along with a live action children series, in partnership with Amazon. Questlove is a Celebrity Ambassador for Food Bank For New York City, is on City Harvest's Food Council, a board member of Edible Schoolyard, and the first Artist-in-Residence at the Made in NY Media Center. Questlove is also a Founding Member of the CAPA Foundation in Philadelphia and is also on the board for WNYC/New York Public Radio.

 

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About Season Four

Season four of Finding Your Roots series moves fluidly from Asia and Africa to Europe and the Americas, uniting us all through emotional moments that enrich and enlighten—encouraging us to look at our world through a wider, more inclusive lens. Learn more here.

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