Alive at Five Summer Concert Series presented by KeyBank returns to the Riverfront this summer! On July 19th celebrate Reggae Night with THIRD WORLD and Mixed Roots Reggae! The show will be supported by WVCR 88.3 The Saint!
Celebrating 45 years, THIRD WORLD is one of the longest-lived Reggae bands of all time, and one of Jamaica's most consistently popular crossover acts among international audiences. Mixing in elements of R&B, funk, pop, and rock and, later on, dancehall and rap, Third World's style has been described as "reggae-fusion".
With 10 Grammy nominations and catalogue of charted smash hits, including ("Now That We Found Love", "96 Degrees in the Shade" and "Try Jah Love") , spanning over four decades, sold-out tours, a vibrant and loyal fan base and inspirational messages, one may wonder, "Where did it all begin? What gives Third World the staying power so rare in the music industry?" Third World is more than just one of the top Reggae bands of all time, it is an institution that stands for producing and performing music that, while holding firm to the cultural and ancestral roots of its members, still pushes forward the cutting edge of music worldwide. It is an institution whose themes are positive, progressive and internationally relevant. We invite you to the sites and sounds of the legendary THIRD WORLD!
Under the leadership of the drummer, George, Mixed Roots is a rare breed of bands. All are from different areas, and now call Albany, New York home. This band plays with energy emerging from their mixed roots. They are prepared and excited to share their styles with you!