Updated, June 18, 2018 8:30 a.m.: The Root was a media sponsor of this event.
When someone asks you to attend a concert featuring Chaka Khan, Anita Baker, Fantasia, Smokey Robinson and more, what do you do? You graciously accept the invite! And that is the story of how The Root became a media sponsor for the 13th annual Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival.
“Every night in my sleep, I need you beside me.”
If I told you The Root was giving away tickets to see Anita Baker, Chaka Khan, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Smokey Robinson, Fantasia and others on March 17 and 18 in Miami, what would you say? Hold that thought—save your creative juices.
When R&B songstress Anita Baker hit the scene in the mid-’80s, it was as if we didn’t know what we’d been missing. Her cool, low register gifted us hits like “Angel,” “Sweet Love” and “Rapture,” and with all our hearts we loved it, baby.
I didn’t learn how to drink alcohol until I was 33.
It’s usually threatened whenever there is a cultural milestone that you’ve failed to accomplish. Perhaps you’ve never seen the original Roots or have not fully memorized the entire catalog of Luther Vandross. When those around you discover this lapse in your black cultural conditioning, the threat is issued: “We’re…