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Gallatin Lecture to Feature Tarik Trotter (Black Thought) of the Roots—Sept. 26

September 11, 2013
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New York University’s Fall 2013 Albert Gallatin Lecture will feature Tarik Trotter (Black Thought), the MC of the critically acclaimed hip-hop band the Roots, on Thursday, September 26, 8 p.m. at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study’s Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts (1 Washington Place [at Broadway]).

The event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is required here or by calling 212.992.7762. Space is limited. Subways: N, R (8th St.); 6 (Astor Pl.).

Black Thought, who co-founded the Roots with drummer Questlove, is known for his live performance skills and his complex and politically aware lyrical content. Trotter and the Roots have paved the way for live instrumental rap and have won numerous awards for their jazz-influenced, eclectic approach to hip-hop, including two Grammy Awards and a 2007 NAACP Image Award.

Trotter has also appeared in numerous films, including “Bamboozled” and “Brown Sugar”. More recently, Trotter co-founded the GrassROOTS Community Foundation (with sociologist Janice Johnson Dias)—an advocacy group that promotes healthy lifestyles in young girls.

About the Albert Gallatin Lectures
The Albert Gallatin Lectures bring a series of notable figures from the worlds of politics, the arts, business, and academia to New York University to discuss contemporary issues with students, faculty and members of the wider community. Presented by the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, the Albert Gallatin Lectures reflect the School's academic philosophy, which is firmly rooted in the idea that knowledge and understanding grow through conversation and collaboration. For more on the Gallatin School, please visit http://gallatin.nyu.edu/.

 

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Gallatin Lecture to Feature Tarik Trotter (Black Thought) of the Roots—Sept. 26

NYU’s Fall 2013 Albert Gallatin Lecture will feature Tarik Trotter (Black Thought), above, the MC of the critically acclaimed hip-hop band the Roots, on Thursday, September 26, 8 p.m. at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study’s Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts (1 Washington Place [at Broadway]).


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