Student Conversation with Questlove

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Student Conversation with Questlove

Students will have the exclusive opportunity to participate in a Q&A with the widely respected musician.

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Temple Performing Arts Center 1837 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19122

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About this event

Each year, Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University honors one luminary from the media world whose work and career serve as inspiration to its students. This year, 2022 Lew Klein Excellence in the Media awardee is Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Oscar- and Grammy-winning musician.

This event is exclusively for students and invited guests.

Space is limited. Registration is FREE but required.

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About Questlove

Questlove is renowned for excellence in many forms of media and entertainment. He is best known as the co-founder of Philadelphia’s most influential hip-hop group, The Roots, which is the house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Questlove is the musical director for the show. He has won six Grammy Awards, and has directed a variety of musicians, including D’Angelo and Jay-Z.

In 2021, Questlove made his directorial debut with the Academy Award–winning feature documentary Summer of Soul, which explores the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. The film premiered on the opening night of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, where it was awarded the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for Best U.S. Documentary. The movie broke the record for the highest-selling documentary to come out of Sundance when it was acquired by Searchlight/Hulu, and it has since gone on to win Best Feature Documentary at the 2022 Academy Awards, Best Documentary at the 2022 British Academy Film Awards and Best Music Film at the 2022 Grammy Awards.

He has written multiple books, including the New York Times bestsellers Mo’ Meta Blues and Creative Quest, the James Beard Award-nominated somethingtofoodabout, and the newly released Music is History.