Third World and Mixed Roots Blend Genres During Alive at Five

Third World is one of the longest-lived reggae bands and one of Jamaica’s most popular crossover acts, mixing R&B, funk, pop, and rock creating a style of reggae fusion. Thursday, July 19 they brought their talents to Riverfront Park in Albany for Alive at Five. Third World has 10 Grammy nominations with hits that include, “Now That We Found Love,” “96 Degrees in the Shade,” and “Try Jah Love.”

Opening band Mixed Roots, from Ghana, now reside in Albany, NY. Their music is exotic grooves mixed with danceable beats. The band consists of Charles on keyboards, Arya on guitar, TT on percussion, Jared on bass and a horn section with Dave and Catherine.