A unique partnership is coming to the Metroplex in April as Questlove, musician and member of The Roots will partner with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra to narrate the history of hip hop and the impact it has had on American culture, the orchestra announced via news release. The 5-time Grammy Award-winning, and currently Oscar-nominated musician will take patrons on “A Visual Journey through Hip Hop” through various harmonies and melodies alongside the orchestra.

Two of Dallas’ most prolific creators, Jeremy Biggers and JM Rizzi will also join Questlove in providing an experience where people will vividly experience artistic expression visually through stories and imagery of music.

Local artists will also have the opportunity to express their skills; artists Eric Trich and Alda Boyd will collaborate with Biggers and Rizzi to bring their art to life in a projection-mapped 3D environment, while composer Sylvester “Sly” Onyejiaka will curate and create a masterful score alongside Questlove.

“A thriving artistic community is part of what makes Dallas a vibrant place to live and work,” said Sanjiv Yajnik, President of Financial Services at Capital One and event partner. “We are proud to partner with the DSO to bring such powerful storytelling to life, especially under the direction of musical legend, Questlove.”

Local nonprofits, Dallas Black Dance Theater and Big Thought will be the beneficiaries of the brunch.

The event is set for Saturday, Apr. 16, 2022 at The Factory in Deep Ellum, located at 2713 Canton St.

Doors will open at 11 a.m. and the show will start at 1 p.m. Brunch will be provided by Low Country Quisine.

Tickets to attend Questlove’s Hip Hop Brunch: A Visual Journey through Hip Hop are available now.

Multiple ticket tiers including single tickets and brunch tables will be offered. In addition to this, there will be a cash bar available for cocktails. Catered brunch will only come with the purchase of a full table and not with individual tickets, the release said.

More information can be found at www.questloveshiphopbrunch.com.


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