Aretha Franklin commemorates the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela in a special tribute performance at the 2014 BET Honors. Ray Chew Live partnered with Rootstock, which was engaged to contract the string section, record, and perform the live taping.
Rootstock hit the studio with performance activists and cultural shape-shifters, Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman of Climbing PoeTree, to consult, contract, compose and orchestrate for their forthcoming album, INTRINSIC.
Rootstock on stage with Hit-Boy, Quentin Miller and DJ Casanova at The Sayers Club (LA) in celebration of the release of Hit’s new EP and brand, ‘Zoomin.’
In rehearsal with Om’Mas Keith and Rob Lewis for the first ever live presentation of the original Grand Theft Auto V score, presented at the 51st NY Film Festival. Rootstock was on deck to contract and write for the string section, and perform the newly orchestrated live score.
Rootstock takes the podium in newly scored orchestral works for Musicians of Mercy –the 70+ member, DC-based non-profit ensemble that curate programming in an effort to raise funds for victims of natural disaster, tragedy and those most in need in the community.
Rootstock’s string section featured in Rob Lewis-arranged and produced mashup for Christina Aguilera’s 2015 NBA All-Star performance.
Rootstock-contracted artists performing with Tamar-kali as her Psychochamber Ensemble for MoMA’s summer music series in their sculpture garden.
On stage with Toshi Reagon in a special duo performance opening for The Heritage Blues Orchestra at Millennium Park’s Summer Music Series.
Rootstock performing with Sasha Allen at Red Bull NYC for Big Morning Buzz, under the direction of Rob Lewis. Winter 2014.