Groove to the rhythms of Oumou Sangaré and Sidy Maiga

Groove to the rhythms of Oumou Sangaré and Sidy Maiga

Experience the soul-lifting sounds of Mali with Grammy winner Oumou Sangaré, hailed as the greatest living female voice in African music, and master drummer Sidy Maiga. An outspoken activist for women’s rights, the “songbird of Wassoulou” Oumou Sangaré raises her...
This Is America

This Is America

Curated by violinist Johnny Gandelsman, “This is America” is a new commissioning and recording project featuring over 20 works for solo violin written by American and US-based composers. The invited composers – including icons like Rhiannon Giddens and Conrad Tao –...
The Seeing: Daniel Bernard Roumain

The Seeing: Daniel Bernard Roumain

Produced through a creative partnership between FirstWorks and WaterFire Providence, “The Seeing” is an exhibition featuring six film works scored by renowned composer, violinist and activist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR). Roumain will be present to greet attendees...
Video release: Natále – Moreno feat. Fidel Nadal

Video release: Natále – Moreno feat. Fidel Nadal

Natále is a genre-defying singer-songwriter whose homes include Philadelphia, Tel Aviv, and New England. Her music is an eclectic mix of soul, folk-rock, and Middle Eastern vibes. Inspired by the musical revolutions of the 1960s & ‘70s, Natále’s music is a direct...
Professional Development: Climate Change and Music-Making

Professional Development: Climate Change and Music-Making

IMPACTS ON CREATING ART AND COMMUNITY BUILDING Renowned Rhode Island-based musician Sidy Maiga’s expertise lies in traditional and contemporary Malian and West African music. Sidy is highly skilled in djembe and dundun, two percussion instruments whose importance goes...
PVDFest

PVDFest

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture+ Tourism and founding partner FirstWorks will once again host PVDFest, Providence’s free outdoor signature arts festival, June 10-12, 2022. After an unimaginable two years, artists and...
Big NAZO Intergalactic Creature Band

Big NAZO Intergalactic Creature Band

Providence’s favorite creatures from another planet will touch down to kick off PVDFest with an extraterrestrial space-funk dance party! These mutant musicians, alien go-go dancers, and rowdy robots combine stand-up comedy, sci-fi, dancing, daredevil stunts, soap...
PVDFest Opening Night VIP Party

PVDFest Opening Night VIP Party

Welcome to the PVDFEST Opening Night VIP Party A Gathering of Champions for the Arts in Providence! Mayor Jorge Elorza, Director of Providence Art, Culture and Tourism Lizzie Araujo and FirstWorks Executive Artistic Director and Founder Kathleen Pletcher cordially...
Kermit Ruffins

Kermit Ruffins

Trumpeter/Vocalist from New Orleans, USA From playing himself in the HBO Series “Treme,” to barbecuing outside his New Orleans bar, Kermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law Lounge, to sitting in with Jon Batiste and Stay Human on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,”...