Essence: The Roots Celebrates the Motherland with 24-DJ Set and Discussion

The Roots crew continues bringing dope content to the masses via their Two One Five Entertainment production company. On Monday, May 25, The Root and The Bridge, executive produced by Tina Farris and Suede, launched #TheRootsAfricaDay.

The event was a 24-hour livestream celebration of Africa and the diaspora, featuring a DJ set with DJ Soupa Model (Nigeria), Poison Ivy the DJ (Kenya), Batida (Angola), Questlove (of course) and others. Supermodel, activist and philanthropist Naomi Campbell kicked off the event. ESSENCE hosted a Facebook watch party with a peek into the experience.

One of the highlights of #TheRootsAfricaDay was “The Bridge: A Discussion in the Diaspora” co-hosted by Tina Farris and Black Thought. They interviewed Tobe Nwigwe (Nigerian American), Mereba (Ethiopian American), Bobi Wine (Uganda) and Nasty C (South Africa), four heavy-hitting lyrists who use their music and platforms to move the culture forward. (read more here)

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This journey in Xyion, to me, is the centerpiece of all to come and what shall remain. Xyion, the the term, “Shari’ah”, must be imagined as a geometric diagram, which will clarify interpretation more fully. Shari’ah consist of the circumference of the circle, which obviously the circumference is that which defines it; there is no circle without a circumference. Once the circumference is dissolved, the circle itself ceases to exists. Thus, for every circle a certain primacy is given to its circumference. Likewise every circle has a center and the center of the circle of Shari’ah is the Haqiqah. It is from which is limited and defined by the circumference that is the Shari’ah. Xyion (for me) equals Shari’ah and this balance is the journey.

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Essence: The Roots Celebrates the Motherland with 24-DJ Set and Discussion

The Roots crew continues bringing dope content to the masses via their Two One Five Entertainment production company. On Monday, May 25, The Root and The Bridge, executive produced by Tina Farris and Suede, launched #TheRootsAfricaDay.

The event was a 24-hour livestream celebration of Africa and the diaspora, featuring a DJ set with DJ Soupa Model (Nigeria), Poison Ivy the DJ (Kenya), Batida (Angola), Questlove (of course) and others. Supermodel, activist and philanthropist Naomi Campbell kicked off the event. ESSENCE hosted a Facebook watch party with a peek into the experience.

One of the highlights of #TheRootsAfricaDay was “The Bridge: A Discussion in the Diaspora” co-hosted by Tina Farris and Black Thought. They interviewed Tobe Nwigwe (Nigerian American), Mereba (Ethiopian American), Bobi Wine (Uganda) and Nasty C (South Africa), four heavy-hitting lyrists who use their music and platforms to move the culture forward. (read more here)

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