Watch The Roots mural be unveiled next Friday in South Philly - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

The Legendary Roots Crew will be on hand in full force (and that’s a lot of people) next Friday the 31st of May when Philly’s Mural Arts Program unveils the new Roots mural at World Communications Charter School at 512 South Broad Street.

You can get a taste of what the mural looks like in the above image from Amber Art and Design (featuring artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh) – the sea of faces features Roots onstage mouthpiece Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Roots digital mouthpiece Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson on the drums at his right, and a tapestry of its other contributors over the years, including “Captain” Kirk Douglas on guitar and Leonard “Hub” Hubbard on bass. From the folks at Mural Arts:

From founders Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter and Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson’s humble beginnings at the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA), to their staggering thirteen recorded albums, to an endless overseas touring schedule, and their current position as house band on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on NBC, The Roots have influenced generations of artists locally, nationally, and globally.

The mural has been paired with an online multimedia component as well – dig in to some of the videos and photo galleries at the Mural Arts website here. The dedication takes place next Friday, May 31, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. And of course, there’s the Roots Picnic the next day to maximize the Roots-iness of your weekend.

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