Mwenso and The Shakes (Virtually) Live

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Mwenso and the Shakes (Virtually) Live 

Hope. Resist. Heal.

Mwenso and The Shakes (Virtually) Live

Thursday, January 28 - Thursday, February 4, 2021

Be here for the start of what comes next!

Let the powerful and exuberant songs of Mwenso and the Shakes break through your worries, frustrations and winter blues and fill your screen with hopeful, resistant, healing music.

Watch the concert on YouTube and attend a Meet the Band after party live on Zoom!

The Miami University Performing Arts Series are delighted to welcome musician, artist and social commentator Michael Mwenso to Miami (virtually) to offer his singular perspective on Black music and its power to heal us through the exuberant songs of his group, Mwenso and the Shakes.This unique group of global artists presents music that merges entertainment and artistry with a formidable embodiment of jazz and blues throughout African and Afro-American music.


NPR’s World Cafe proclaimed, “The leader of Mwenso & the Shakes is full of energy, charm and most importantly, joy…. You’ll also find that joy on his debut album, Emergence, which blends jazz, R&B and spoken word in a live album that feels like a Broadway show. These songs are anthemic—an explosion of ideas and sounds wrapped around familiar instrumentation.”

Part of the Miami University Performing Arts Series’ Black Arts Initiative