OKP News: Questlove Curates Brooklyn Music Festival f/ Willis Earl Beal + More

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.Questlove

The Roots drummer and president of rhythm nation, Questlove will be curating the line-up for the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Shuffle Culture music festival on April 19 and 20. The line-up will include Deerhoof, Rahzel, Sasha Grey, Reggie Watts as well as Okayplayer First Look subject Willis Earl Beal. According to Pitchfork: "The event takes place as part of BAM's 150th anniversary celebration, and will consist of Questlove and guest musicians performing a 'free-flowing playlist'."

In related news, ?uesto will also be delivering the 'closing keynote' speech (titled "Put the Needle on the Record: Diggin' in the Crates With ?uestlove" ) on Sunday, March 25 at the EMP Pop Conference at New York University. (sidebar: DJ Rekha and myself will be moderating our own panel on tropical music and the politics of 'discovery' at EMP this Friday March 23rd as well--more on that soon!)