# What would be the mechanism for this condensation reaction?

Below is the reaction in question. Will it go like an aldol consensation would, where the base would deprotonate the methyl group of the benzoxazole moiety, the negative charge would be transferred over to the nitrogen and this anion would then bond with the aldehyde? In any way, a drawing of the mechanism would be really helpful. A bonus question: is this a specific type of condensation? (i.e. like aldol)

So, yes, the reaction is an aldol condensation where the $\ce{CH}$-active component is carboxylic acid in disguise.