The Roots Perform at RIT’s Spring Fest, May 10




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Hip-hop band The Roots will perform at RIT, May 10, during Spring Fest 2003. The 8 p.m. show is in Ritter Ice Arena.

Hailing from Philadelphia, Pa., The Roots are the first full-fledged hip-hop band to use live instrumentation. They have no DJ, use no turntables, and employ no samples.

They’ve been described as hip-hop marinated in jazz, soul and funk, from start to finish improvisational, wildly creative and oh-so-tight.

They’re on tour supporting their latest release, Phrenology. In Phrenology, The Roots supplement their trademark loose and light jazz palate with harder, more aggressive tones — a mix-and-match style that conflates the sounds of multiple genres.

Tickets — $20 for the public — are available in the College Activities Board office, candy counter and game room in the Student Alumni Union. Tickets can also be purchased by phone with a credit card at 475-2239 or at the door, pending availability. Doors open at 7 p.m.

For more information, call the College Activities Board at 475-2509.

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