Okayplayer TV: Live From Questlove's Shuffle Culture Festival at BAM
BAM! Sorry I couldn’t resist. I hereby present maybe my favorite episode of OKP TV to date–probably because I was actually on hand for this one, immersing myself in the cathartic and inspiring artistic chaos that was ?uestlove‘s Shuffle Culture festival/mind-f*ck at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, talking backstage with Willis Earl Beal, listening to Reverend Vince practice his orations and generally dumbing out. I only wish I could fit the names of all the artists who performed live in this symphonic mash-up in the headline but just hit play to see performances (and get insights) from ?uesto, Beal, Deerhoof, Sasha Grey, D. D. Jackson, Reggie Watts, Kenny Muhammad, Jeremy Ellis, Metropolis Ensemble and of course, the good reverend. And beacoups respect for PA’s finest Emmai Alaquiva for trooping across state lines to direct this OKP TV piece which not only documents this unique event but manages to capture the frenetic creativity that made being there such an unforgettable experience.