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Episode 105: Michael Mwenso

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Join our conversation as we learn from Michael Mwenso, a visionary bandleader and EMMY Award-winning creator whose life journey reflects a unique tapestry of influences. From West Africa’s nurturing embrace to finding solace in Black music during personal trials in London, Mwenso’s path has been shaped by resilience and musical mentorship from legends like Wynton Marsalis. As the force behind Mwenso and the Shakes and co-founder of Electric Root, he passionately spreads the transformative essence of Black music, aiming to uplift and empower communities across a divided nation, making this interview an inspiring exploration of music’s profound healing and unifying power.

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