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Hip Hop Group The Roots To Perform at FSU
10/05/2006

Frostburg State University presents The Roots at 8 p.m. on Oct. 14, in the FSU Cordts Center Main Arena.

The Roots are an influential Philadelphia-based hip hop group, known for original lyrics and live instrumentation. Originally composed of Black Thought (MC vocals) and ?uestlove (drums), the Roots soon added Kamal (keyboard), Hub (bass guitar) and Rahzel (beatboxing) and earned themselves a respectable fan base in Philadelphia.

Since 2004, the brilliance of the Roots is not that they are real musicians or that they make insightful literary references in their album titles, but the shifts they constantly make, which make them similar to time—always moving. It's the list of what the band has yet to explore. The real secret in watching the Roots progress is in what you think they will do versus what they do. It's the gap, the space between things that they bridge—tried/not tried, expected/unexpected—like the silence between beats which make music.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students, $15 for the general public. Tickets are available through the Cultural Events Series Box Office. Call (301) 687-3137 or, toll-free, 1-866-TIXX-CES or visit ces.frostburg.edu.

This event is sponsored by CES Concert Commission, Black Student Alliance and Student Government Association.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu