FESTIVAL APPEARANCES
Saturday: 2:15 PM on the Urban Roots Stage.
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TapRoots

TapRoots is a musical project led by composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Matthew King. Their music is characterized by a unique and complex blend of various genres, including Funk, Soul, Salsa, Afrobeat, Reggae, Afro-Cuban jazz, rock and roll, samba, and folkloric rhythms. The aim of TapRoots is to explore and fuse together these diverse musical influences, creating a cohesive and compelling sound.

Based in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts, TapRoots has emerged as a prominent figure in the Global Fusion revival. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, the project has thrived and is at the forefront of this musical movement. The music of TapRoots is not simply a superficial fusion of cultures but delves into the deeper connections between musical traditions and human experiences.

Blazing horn lines, infectious grooves, thought-provoking lyrics, and a palpable sense of spirit are hallmarks of TapRoots' music. The project's compositions aim to convey joy, community, social change, and praise. Their music appeals to true music aficionados, as it goes beyond the confines of traditional popular music, offering deep tracks with deep roots. TapRoots takes listeners on a journey filled with catchy hooks, pulsing rhythms, and intricate musical motifs, resulting in a powerful and deeply rooted listening experience.

Overall, TapRoots represents a fresh and innovative approach to cultural sonic fusion, creating music that resonates with the spirit, body, and mind. Through their exploration of diverse genres and musical traditions, they offer a unique and captivating musical experience for audiences.

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The Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival takes place on July 20th – 22nd, 2023 in the streets surrounding Stearns Square.

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This festival is produced by Blues To Green, a nonprofit organization that harnesses music and the arts to celebrate community and culture, build shared purpose, and catalyze social and environmental change.
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