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Jamil Jorge PD

PAST WORKSHOP: Developing Diverse and Equitable Education…

… Using a Musical Lens
Taught by Jamil Jorge, FirstWorks Education Director

Educators can use the broad concept of intersecting identities to think critically about representative and equitable educational programming. Discussion topics include American music, visual art, in-class guest artists, mutual connections over differences.
One PLU credit
FREE to Educators- Register Here
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Miwa Matreyek Infinitely Yours

MIWA MATREYEK
Infinitely Yours and Climate Conversation

Acclaimed multimedia artist Miwa Matreyek pushes boundaries in her latest work, Infinitely Yours, a visually stunning examination of human impact on Earth’s natural systems.
A man in a black beanie and Black Lives Matter mask playing the violin

OUR COUNTRY

OUR COUNTRY: ART AND ACTIVISM IN CONVERSATION

Free screening of FirstWorks Artistic Ambassador Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) and flexing dance pioneer Drew Dollaz’ collaborative works Our Country and About Face. Screening followed by a Creative Conversation with the artists about their work, which fosters awareness of and conversations about racial injustice.
Free – registration required

CARTOGRAPHY – Mapping our Journeys

CREATIVE CONVERSATION
CARTOGRAPHY – Mapping our Journeys

Join FirstWorks, the creators of the multimedia performance CARTOGRAPHY, and esteemed members of our cultural community as we examine how the arts represent migration and immigrant narratives.

CARTOGRAPHY

CARTOGRAPHY

Experience stunning visuals and deeply human narratives in this poignant work designed for audiences of all ages. Woven from accounts of young refugees’ journeys, CARTOGRAPHY uses simple storytelling with interactive video technology to recount young peoples’ experiences of modern-day migration.

Creative Conversation Wynton Marsalis

CREATIVE CONVERSATION WITH JAZZ LEGEND WYNTON MARSALIS

Join FirstWorks, Wynton Marsalis and Eric Jackson, “The Dean of Boston Jazz Radio” for a virtual conversation about the power of music to affect social change.
FirstWorks Urban Carnevale A Musical Celebration

Urban Carnevale

URBAN CARNEVALE

A virtual music festival for your soul, livestreamed to your living room! Featuring legendary jazz trumpeter, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with the Democracy! Suite.
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Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce Pandemic

TAYLOR MAC’S
HOLIDAY SAUCE… PANDEMIC!

Taylor Mac’s irreverent seasonal spectacular “Holiday Sauce” reimagined as a virtual celebration, blending music, film, burlesque and random acts of fabulousness to reframe the songs you love and the holidays you hate.
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Arts Across America

ARTS ACROSS AMERICA
Featuring Rose Weaver and Sokeo Ros

Presented by the Kennedy Center as part of Arts Across America—a live performance series presented Mondays through Fridays to uplift & showcase artists from across the country.
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Fidel Nadal

FIDEL NADAL
in concert

Rolling Stone Magazine hailed the Argentinian vocalist as “The Rasta who revolutionized Latin Rock.” Get a taste of Pan-African consciousness and good vibrations in this special concert with Fidel and his band, performed in a Mexico City recording studio.
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Sofia Viola

SOFÍA VIOLA
in concert

Be transported to a colorful, yet deep place with a daring blend of Latinx musical genres. Presented by FirstWorks in partnership with PVDFest. Watch now…

Oumou Sangare and Sidy Maiga

GROOVE TO THE RHYTHMS OF OUMOU SANGARÉ AND SIDY MAIGA

Produced by FirstWorks Brown Arts Initiative. 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. Premieres on Facebook and YouTube live – find out more…

Global Journeys

GLOBAL JOURNEYS
CONCERT SERIES
at Roger Williams Park

Co-presented by FirstWorks and Roger Williams Park Conservancy. Our pop-up Global Journeys fall concert series featured a spirit-lifting line-up in a gorgeous outdoor setting. Park visitors enjoyed weekly live arts experiences spanning a world of styles, from salsa and French Cajun to West African kora and indigenous jazz.

Summer Beats Concert Series

SUMMER BEATS
CONCERT SERIES
at Roger Williams Park

Co-presented by FirstWorks and Roger Williams Park Conservancy. Keep your eyes and ears peeled in the park for our pop-up concert series featuring live, socially distanced performances with local and international flavor! Check out our full line-up here…

Celebrate CUNNINGHAM

CELEBRATE CUNNINGHAM
with FirstWorks and Brown Arts Initiative

Immerse yourself in a cinematic experience seven years in the making about legendary American dancer and choreographer, Merce Cunningham. Watch the film online #athome and then join us for a special Q&A with director Alla Kovgan and co-producer Elizabeth Delude-Dix.