– Christian McBride, NPR’s Jazz Night in America
Created in collaboration with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, Harlem 100 is a multi-media show that captures the sights and sounds of Harlem when legendary artists such as Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes and Billie Holiday made Harlem the cultural center of the country. Hosted by Michael Mwenso, Harlem 100 presents today’s most exciting Harlem musicians and dancers in a modern variety show, paying homage to great performances at the Apollo Theater, the Cotton Club and other celebrated venues of the Harlem Renaissance.
For a deeper look at this high-energy ensemble, take a look at this Jazz Night in America video produced by NPR. Learn more about Mwenso and The Shakes at their website and on Facebook.
Mwenso and The Shakes perform Black Geniuses of the Harlem Renaissance program. High school theater students to premier new work inspired by Harlem Renaissance. Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at Roosevelt and East High Schools. Times TBA.
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