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Variety Show Set to Celebrate Harlem Renaissance in Northern California

Hosted by Michael Mwenso and the Shakes, the show is set for Nov. 23

Vuyo Sotashe of Mwenso & the Shakes at the 2018 New York Hot Jazz Festival
Vuyo Sotashe of Mwenso & the Shakes at the 2018 New York Hot Jazz Festival (photo: Alan Nahigian)

Featuring the music of Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, and Ethel Waters as well as a nine-piece band with three dancers, Harlem 100 is set to celebrate one of the country’s most influential artistic movements: the Harlem Renaissance.

Hosted by vocalist Michael Mwenso and his band the Shakes, the Harlem 100 variety show includes special guests Brianna Thomas, Michela Marino Lerman, and Vuyo Sotashe.

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