Two Local Legends, One Phenomenal Party

June 3, 2017, 8:30 PM
FirstWorks Plaza Stage, Kennedy Plaza

Together at last: Rhode Island’s favorite hometown rapper joins forces with our own master of rhythm for a very special PVDFest performance.

Chachi Carvalho and Sidy Maiga are the International Rebels. Combining Chachi’s poignant lyricism and positive hip-hop vibes with Sidy’s polyrhythms and propulsive energy, this special collaboration is sure to get the party started. Chachi and Sidy will rock the crowd with a high-energy, percussive, afro-beat-based dance party featuring chanting, drumming, and call-and-response choruses. They’ll also be bringing some friends along, with an estimated 16-piece band that will include multiple vocalists, a DJ, and local talents like percussionist Chris Ottaviano and vocalist/steel drummer Becky Bass. Both Chachi and Sidy have headlined PVDFest before and this unique cross-pollination between two of Rhode Island’s most eclectic musical forces will light up the stage like never before.

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Produced by the City of Providence
Founding Partner: FirstWorks