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The reggae sounds of Rochester hit The crooked i as Mosaic Foundation takes the stage Saturday, Dec. 10.
Every single person is connected to the rhythm of the world. There is a beat that flows through all of us, and keeps the world turning. In time we can lose that feeling, we become disconnected from the music of nature, out of step with our surroundings and out of place in our environment.
It is in these times we need music to reconnect us, reenergize us and bring us back into the fold.
If you are feeling the disconnect there is a simple solution to bring you back into step with the world.
Mosaic Foundation will be performing Saturday night at The crooked i, and their reggae sound is the perfect mechanism to align your mind, body and soul with the world around you.
Currently stationed in Rochester, New York, the band's members hail from such diverse locals as Hong Kong, Cameroon, Jamaica and Ghana, as well as the U.S.
"We are the Mosaic, and the roots reggae music that we all love is our Foundation," said percussionist/vocalist Cha Cha. "We want to bring positive music for everyone to enjoy, regardless of age, ethnicity, or religion. If you love reggae music you do not want to miss this show."
Since their formation in 2009, the band has shared stages with the likes of The Skatalites, The Itals and Toots and the Maytals. Each band has had a worldwide impact with their music but their influence has also helped shape and better define Mosaic Foundation.
"Sharing the stage with many great performers has definitely impacted the way we perform," said multi-instrumentalist Ken Luk. "It has helped us build stage presence and improve the tightness of the show overall. Our music has been inspired by many reggae legends, and sharing the stage with them only increased the influence they have on our original sound."
Roots reggae may be at the forefront of the band's delivery but the members all bring their individual and diverse musical tastes to the band. The music blends seamlessly into a powerful stage show to bring the audience together and share in the bliss of positive projection.
"Our audience can expect conscious lyrics and steady skanking over dubbed out bass heavy grooves," Luk said. "We expect people to step to the beat and enjoy the show while being inspired towards positive change. Our expectation of our shows is only that people come out and enjoy the vibe. When you don't set expectations the possibilities are limitless!"
No limits, rollicking beats and an overall sense of positive sensations will allow your soul to retune itself and become one with the world you choose to exist in.
As if the lure of reggae was not enough to entice your musical meanderings, they will be sharing the stage with Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds. If you missed their last performance in Erie, for shame, but their driving soul sounds will have you dancing throughout the night.
Mosaic Foundation and Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds will be performing at The crooked i 1013 State St. Saturday Dec. 10. Doors at 9, Shows at 10. $5 at the door. 21 and over.