ROOTS & ROUTES has been supporting young artists in the fields of music, dance and media, offering them the possibility to develop and professionalize for the past 10 years. The activities involve masterclasses by renowned artists, performances at various European festivals (a.o. Sziget Festival, Hipnotik, Brouhaha) and a booking agency: R&R Agency.
R&R started in 2001 in the context of Rotterdam Cultural Capital of Europe and since then has expanded its activities throughout Europe. R&R International Association currently has members in 12 European countries.
On Monday July 19th 2010 the American nu-soul star Bilal kicked of the 5th edition of the Roots & Routes International Summerscool Experience. He gave a masterclass to the music participants that came to Rotterdam from 9 different European countries. Bilal shared his experiences in the music business like working with Dr. Dré and jammed with the participants. After the masterclass the media talents interviewed Bilal. In this video you can see an impression of this inspiring day.
As a member of the Roots&Routes network I was very curious when we received an invitation to go to ‘Buma Rotterdam Beats’ to celebrate the 10 years of Roots&Routes Netherlands, the mother ship of the R&R. I work for the Wcc Zuid...