Marcus Miller is deadly serious about his roles as UNESCO Artist For Peace and Spokesperson for the Slave Route Project that, three years ago, inspired his highly acclaimed project Afrodeezia. This project explores the music of African peoples forced into servitude along the Atlantic slave routes. The Grammy Award and Edison winner traveled across half the world recording the album at different locations. Afterwards, he took the project on the road, performing 250 shows in two years. The bassist with the trademark hat has since followed up that exciting journey with an album of more contemporary music. On his latest release, Laid Black (appearing on Blue Note in June), Miller focuses on modern, Afro-American music styles such as R&B and trap music (a sub-genre of hip-hop). Just like on Afrodeezia, on Laid Black Miller parties with colorful musicians including Take 6, Jonathan Butler and singer Selah Sue. He is coming to Rotterdam with his top-class regular band.