Michela Marino Lerman
This performance is part of the Krannert Center Youth Series, school-day performances for public, private, and home schools, grades PreK-12.
Join Mwenso and the Shakes in this celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance. This unique troupe of global artists presents music that merges the highest level of entertainment and artistry while commanding a formidable timeline of jazz and blues expression through African and Afro American music.
Created in collaboration with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, this multimedia show 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 the most exciting Harlem musicians and dancers in a modern variety show and pays homage to the presentations made famous in the Apollo Theater, the Cotton Club, and other celebrated venues of the Harlem Renaissance.
Connects to Illinois Learning Standards in Fine Arts, Social/Emotional Learning, and Social Sciences.
Recommended for grades 4 and up.
Performance length: 60 minutes
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