Livestream The Roots' Annual Pre-Grammy Jam Session f/ Ari Lennox, Tobe Nwigwe, and More

Although this year's event won't take place in front of a live audience, fans can experience the jam session via Oculus, the Venues app, or Tidal.

The Roots’ annual Jam Session is going completely virtual this year. 

The pre-Grammy Awards event will be live-streamed across various platforms and will take place without an in-person audience. The hip-hop group, which has been hosting the session for over a decade, will perform alongside artists like Ari Lennox, Tobe Nwigwe, Ant Clemons, Emily King, Jon Batiste, Brittany Spencer, and Kathy Sledge.

playing country music with the baddest band.. and this whole line-up is crazy. what is life even right now 🙈🙌🏾 thank y’all so much for having me,

— Brittney Spencer (@BrittNicx) March 11, 2021

The Roots’ co-founding member Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter spoke about the annual event during a recent Tidal interview, in which he provided some insight into its origins and overall purpose.

“It’s something that we started as almost the antithesis to the more formal functions that would take place in Los Angeles on the night before the Grammy Awards ...” he explained. “It’s become a tradition, almost a cultural institution of sorts … It’s a function that bridges the gap between up-and-coming artists, already established legends and icons, Grammy-nominated artists, and The Roots. It’s something that we started as a chance to rock out and jam, and celebrate the moment …”

Ahead of tonight's #RootsAnnualJamSession, @blackthought spoke to TIDAL about the history of the event.

Tune in tonight at 9PM ET to watch the show on @TIDAL and @Oculus.

— TIDAL (@TIDAL) March 13, 2021

You can stream The Roots’ Jam Session now on Oculus, the Venues, and via Tidal above.

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