Mwenso and the Shakes

You can attend this event on the Green or virtually; it will be streamed live on Facebook LiveYouTubeTwitch, and our Virtual Stage.

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Imagine the sound of a caravan journeying through the Milky Way, with reverberating guitars, plaintive, perfectly pitched vocals, bending horns and a “charismatic” (NPR), commanding captain. Mwenso & the Shakes are a unique troupe of global artists who present music that blends jazz and blues expression through African and Afro American music. Immigrating from Sierra Leone, London, South Africa, Madagascar, France, Jamaica, and more, the Shakes all now call Harlem their home. This “wild” (PRI) troupe of multi-talents throws “intense, prowling, ebullient” live gigs (New York Times) that are as much party as they are performance. Join them on the mainstage.  

PLEASE NOTE: By reserving this event, you are reserving a curated evening presented on the mainstage. We hope you will join us for the full evening, but you may choose to attend single events. The events included in this curated evening are:

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