The first event in a free, three-part showcase of the Capital Region’s diverse folk music traditions will feature Mixed Roots at WAMC’s The Linda . Tickets can be reserved at https://www.thelinda.org/event/new-york-folklore-presents-mixed-roots/ use the code “Folklore” for free tickets.
Mixed Roots is a multi-part band which plays AfroBeat and Reggae under the leadership of drummer, George. George grew up in Accra, Ghana, where he learned and practiced traditional African beats. Gideon, the keyboarding specialist is originally from Nigeria. Guitarist Pete is local to upstate New York, and the hand percussionist, TT, is from Ghana, the bass lines you hear are from Jah Red. The horn section features locals Dave, Catherine, and Scott. The band plays with energy emerging from their- mixed roots.