Mwenso and the Shakes are a unique troupe of global artists who present music that merges the highest form of entertainment AND artistry while commanding a formidable timeline of jazz and blues expression through African and Afro American music. Originating from Sierra Leone, London, South Africa, Greenwich Village, Madagascar, France, Jamaica, South Florida, Hawaii the Shakes all now call Harlem their home. Taking from the stylings of James Brown , sun ra and many other American musical legends, Michael Mwenso leads an electrifying show the NY Times calls “intense, prowling, and ebullient."
Host: Queen GodIs
B-Side is BRIC TV's live in-studio music series and screening, featuring performances from emerging and established musicians on Thursday evenings – free of charge. The in-studio seating is very limited and FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. RSVPs do not guarantee entry and are used solely for measuring attendance. These performances are open to the public, however our studio space is limited.