OKP TV: Aloe Blacc & The Roots Rock The Clinton Global Initiative
The Roots made their annual trek uptown last weekend to link up with Aloe Blacc and student musicians from The Frederick Douglass Academy‘s Harlem Samba group for an awesome set at the Clinton Global Citizens Award Ceremony hosted by the Clinton Global Initiative. This year’s set follows a stellar performance at the 2013 award ceremony featuring The Roots and Fatoumata Diawara with Elvis Costello, Rahzel, Matana Roberts and Emily Wells. The program produced by the incomparable Randy Jackson found The Legendary serving up a percussive feast for the eyes and ears in support of a great cause. The Roots kicked things up with the addition of Jeremy Ellis and Natalie Merchant. The event also included a separate set from Jason Mraz. All of the acts lit up the stage in support of CGI’s exemplary mission to effect and encourage lasting social change:
Established in 2007, the Clinton Global Citizen Awards embody President Bill Clinton’s call to action by honoring outstanding individuals who exemplify global citizenship through their vision and leadership. These citizens have proven that diverse sectors of society can work together successfully to devise solutions that effect positive, lasting social change.
Nominated by Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) members and other global leaders, honorees are chosen based on their innovative approaches, and on the demonstrated results and sustainability of their work. Through their uncommon abilities to strengthen civil society, these visionaries inspire us all to take action and to become true global citizens.
Check out the footage below to watch the rocking recap of The Roots’ extra-special performance this past weekend at the Clinton Global Citizen Awards with Aloe Blacc and Harlem Samba. Learn more about The Clinton Global Initiative via clintonfoundation.org. Stay tuned for more from The Roots.