Kwame Binea Shakedown


New York

Kwame Binea was born in West London with native origins in Ghana. He is a self-proclaimed rocker to the core, but he has peppered his own brand of “Roots Rock,” which embodies his fertile and culturally diverse personal saga.

“Mix Rock and Roll with Silky Soul, screaming blues with folk, and you get Kwame Binea” says The Apollo Theater. “My music is organic,” says Kwame, “it embodies life, love, and  struggles. I’m driven by my mantra of Peace, Love, & Positivity so that propels and drives the messages for most of my lyrical content. It’s also party music and danceable, so if our music moves you and makes you move, that’s a great night.”

In 2015, The Kwame Binea Shakedown released their self titled debut EP with celebrated singles “Let Go” and “Little Lady.” The band then embarked on a national tour in the fall of 2015, taking them from Vermont to California and everywhere in between. In 2016, the band set out on a road to play during SXSW in Austin, TX, then overseas on a 3 nation European tour hitting the Netherlands, Belguim, and the UK. On their return states side, a SOLD OUT performance at historic Apollo Theater music cafe.

Kwame and the Shakedown released their debut full length album, “Universal Love,” in the spring of 2017, including a stellar collaboration with Grammy award winning guitarist/producer Vernon Reid in “Love Surreal.”  You can find the band currently on their “Universal Love Tour” promoting the release. Visit kwamebineashakedown.com for tour dates and info!

Upcoming Shows

  • 02/14/18 Brooklyn, NY at Brooklyn Bowl
  • 03/02/18 St Augustine, FL at Prohibition Kitchen
  • 03/04/18 Stuart, FL at Rockin’ Riverwalk
  • 08/17/18 Traverse City, MI at Union Street Station
  • 08/18/18 Traverse City, MI at Union Street Station