Mwenso & The Shakes: Love Will Be the Only Weapon

Mwenso and The Shakes 

Strike a Family Weekend high note...

with the joy filled, exuberant songs of Michael Mwenso and his band joining their quest to unify Miami with love through music.  

Mwenso and The Shakes bring their exhilarating energy to Family Fun Fest in Oxford Uptown Parks with an all out explosion of movement and sound. Bask in the glow of these incredible musicians as they spread hope, love and joy over you and your family.


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. Immigrating from Sierra Leone, London, South Africa, Greenwich Village, Madagascar, France, Jamaica, and Hawaii the Shakes all now call Harlem their home.  Taking from the stylings of Fats Waller, Muddy Waters, James Brown and many other American musical legends - Michael Mwenso leads an electrifying show the New York Times calls “intense, prowling, and ebullient.”