New York Folklore presents the first date in a free, three-part showcase of the Capital Region’s diverse folk music traditions.
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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, who is local to the area. The horn section features locals Dave, Catherine, and Scott. The band plays with energy emerging from their- mixed roots. https://www.mixedrootsnewyork.com/
New York Folklore is a membership organization, open to all, concerned with furthering cultural equity and strengthening the understanding of the role of folk and traditional arts in our lives. We support folk and traditional artists, community cultural experts, community-based cultural organizations, and academic and public sector folklorists. Find out more at our website www.nyfolklore.org
This programming is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.