Rhode Island’s favorite hometown rapper

June 4, 2016, 7:30-8:30 PM*
FirstWorks Plaza Stage / Kennedy Plaza

Chachi Carvalho has established himself as one of the most prolific and enduring artists on the local hip-hop scene.

The positive messages and everyday struggles reflected in his music have made him a fan favorite. Rooted in classic hip-hop, Chachi’s sound is constantly evolving, seamlessly incorporating both live instrumentation and his Cape Verdean roots. He comes from a long line of singers and musicians, and he’s a born-and-raised Rhode Islander, coaching football and opening a recording studio in his hometown of Pawtucket. In his career he’s won acclaim from Vibe magazine in its roundup of the best MCs state to state, and he was a two-time winner of the Wild Out Wednesdays competition on BET’s 106 & Park. Last year he delighted crowds at the inaugural Providence International Arts Festival, and returns to PVDFest this year to uplift the party with beats, rhymes, and life.

Produced by the City of Providence
Founding Creative Partner: FirstWorks
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