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FirstWorks Summer Beats Concerts: Flawless

Roger Williams Park Bandstand Providence, RI

Rhode Island’s own rap and hip-hop phenomenon is back to lay down the real talk at The People’s Park! From opening for Wu Tang, Ludacris and other giants, to his […]

FirstWorks Summer Beats Concerts: DakhaBrakha

The Columbus Theatre 270 Broadway, Providence, RI

“From the first moment the group starts performing, it's hard not to get caught up in the magic it weaves. … utter brilliance.” -NPR’s Bob Boilen A sonic feast as […]

FirstWorks Summer Beats Concerts: William Cepeda Afro-Rican Jazz

Roger Williams Park Bandstand Providence, RI

Celebrate the heritage of Puerto Rican music and its African roots. William Cepeda is a cultural icon of Puerto Rico. The four-time Grammy-nominated trombonist brings his revolutionary seven-piece Afro-Rican Jazz […]

The Telling: Daniel Bernard Roumain

WaterFire Arts Center 475 Valley Street, Providence, RI

“The Telling” is a new collection of original live works by renowned Haitian-American composer, violinist,  and activist Daniel Bernard Roumain. Through instrumental solos, dance, and chamber music, the artists reflect upon and […]