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About RootsRockSociety
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Awarded “Best Entertainer of 2003” recently by the 2004 Chicago Music Awards. Roots Rock Society, founded in December of 1986, strongly believes in keeping their heritage and culture alive with their energetic live show and innovative blend of reggae, calypso, soul, zouk and other rhythms of the African Diaspora.

Hailed as “Chicago legends” by Tribune’s Metromix TV and “Chicago’s Premier Reggae Band” by WGN Morning News with their one of a kind sound, sometimes being described as tropical soul or “root soul”.

In 2003 with the release of their award winning CD “Riddim to Riddim” RRS reached one million viewers and listeners with television and radio performances, matched with articles and ads in newspapers and magazines. Critics have labeled RRS “Nation’s Best”.

What makes RRS stand out are their live performances as well as their original recorded material. Timeless tracks, smooth vocals, vibrant instrumentals matched with exotic rhythms and delightful lyrics performed in English with Spanish and French accents. It is a fine mixture of quality and care with a healing effect leaving you wanting more. Their 1997 CD “Again” reached over 200 radio stations worldwide. Play lists and letters were coming in from the US and places as far away as France, Africa, New Guinea, Germany, Poland, Spain and Ireland.

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RRS has shared the stage with acts such as L.L. Cool J, Earth, Wind and Fire, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Dave Matthews collaborator Tim Reynolds, Third World, Burning Spear, Mighty Sparrow, Youssou N’Dour, Ritchie Havens and Toots and the Maytals to name a few. Wesley Snipes while filming “U.S. Marshals” played congas with the band during a local Chicago performance. Mark Curry (Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper) opened for RRS at a showcase performance for the NACA National Conference for Colleges in Indianapolis. Also in June of 2001 RRS was selected to perform for Rodger Ebert’s birthday party on Lake Michigan.

RRS, with a strong reputation among musicians and industry personnel, has appeared at select theaters, colleges, corporate events, festivals, private parties, museums, churches and where there is sunshine and water. Each member of Head StartRRS is college educated and has a strong commitment to professionalism and conducts performance workshops on Black Culture music in inner cities and in the suburbs. Putting God first, RRS can be found working in the community offering the gift of sound to aid in feeding the needy, education, homelessness and peace. All ages and ethnic audiences are attracted to RRS’s dynamic live performances.

If you have seen them before – see them again. If for the first time – come for the surprise of your life.

 

Since its inception Roots Rock Society has released 2 cassette tapes and 3 CDs:

  • La Familia - 2007
  • Riddim to Riddim – 2002
  • Again – 1997
  • Basement Session – 1991
  • Roots Rock Society – 1987



 

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