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OK so let’s have an honest moment.  As excited as you are about this year’s Roots Picnic you really don’t know at least half of these artists on the bill.  It’s ok you are not alone.  Don’t tell anyone, but neither do I lol.  Listen every year I have this same conversation with Questlove, like “who are all these people”.  He generally responds “just watch you’re gonna love it Laiya”.  I hate to admit it,  but he is generally right. So how about we get to know these folks before the show?  This way we can decide ahead of time who we really like!  So here is my attempt.

We started with Emily Wells  continued with Roman Gianrthur, Chill Moody, Electric HustleJust Blaze and now Bad Rabbits!?!?

 

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 Bad Rabbits? What kind of name is that?  The name “Bad Rabbits”takes its name from a Gavin  Castleton song (?).  The Boston band, which has been together for over 10 years, consists of Fredua Boakye (Vocals), Sheel Davé (Drums), Salim Akram (Guitar), Graham Masser (Bass), and Santiago Araujo (Guitar). Sheel, Santiago and Fredua are first generation descendants of IndianArgentinean, and West African lineage, which makes for an amazing mix and sound.  I found this video of the guys remaking “Human Nature” and it had me needing more.

 

 

If it has you feeling the same, meet me at the Roots Picnic Saturday!

Follow them everywhere @BadRabbit

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