Mwenso and the Shakes
7pm doors • 8pm show
Over the course of three evenings, Artists-in-Residence Mwenso and the Shakes, an international, multicultural troupe of musicians and dancers led by Sierra Leone-born, London-raised, and NYC-based singer Michael Mwenso, present a new music-theater piece exploring forms of African spirituality and celebrating strength and resilience.
Mwenso and the Shakes are a unique troupe of global artists who channel jazz, funk, blues, and African music into “intense, prowling, ebullient” live performances (New York Times). Led by vocalist Michael Mwenso, they hail from Sierra Leone, South Africa, Madagascar, London, France, Jamaica, and Hawaii, and are now based in Harlem.