Sunday, April 22, 2018

An Afternoon with


discussing his new book, 
Creative Quest

Aratani Theatre
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
244 S. San Pedro Street
Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90012

$80 First 5 Rows + a copy of Creative Quest
$55 Orchestra Section Seat + a copy of Creative Quest
$45 Balcony Section Seat + a copy of Creative Quest
$25 Balcony Section
* Seating is on a first come basis in each section

Drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, and member of The Roots — Questlove is the unmistakable heartbeat of Philadelphia’s most influential hip-hop group. He is the Musical Director for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” where his beloved Roots crew serves as house band. Beyond that, this 4-time GRAMMY Award winning musician’s indisputable reputation has landed him musical directing positions with everyone from D’Angelo to Eminem to Jay-Z. Questlove has also released three books including the New York Times bestseller “Mo’ Meta Blues,” “Soul Train: The Music, Dance and Style of a Generation” and most recently the James Beard-nominated “somethingtofoodabout,” and his new book “Creative Quest” will be released in April of 2018. One of his latest endeavors has been becoming a strategic advisor, and the first artist ambassador for Pandora, as well as hosting a new series “Questlove Supreme.” He also co-produced the GRAMMY Award winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of “Hamilton.” Most recently, Questlove and The Roots announced that they are developing an animated children’s series, along with a live action children series, in partnership with Amazon. Questlove is a Celebrity Ambassador for Food Bank For New York City, is on City Harvest’s Food Council, a board member of Edible Schoolyard, and the first Artist-in-Residence at the Made in NY Media Center. Questlove is also a Founding Member of the CAPA Foundation in Philadelphia. Additionally, Questlove and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter wrote a new original song “It Ain’t Fair” for the critically acclaimed motion picture “Detroit,” directed by Academy Award-winner Kathryn Bigelow. The song is performed by The Roots and Bilal.

In Creative Quest, Questlove synthesizes all the creative philosophies, lessons and stories he’s heard from the many creators and collaborators in his life. He also reflects on his own experience, to advise readers and fans on how to consider creativity and where to find it. Whether discussing his own life or channeling the lessons he’s learned from forefathers such as George Clinton, collaborators like D’Angelo, or like-minded artists including Ava DuVernay, David Byrne, Björk, and others, Questlove speaks with the candor and enthusiasm that fans have come to expect. “Creative Quest” is many things—above all, a wise and wide-ranging conversation around the eternal mystery of creativity.


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