a mass of skilled, enthusiastic local artists who
pour their hearts out onto the streets of Providence”
-Rhode Island Monthly
Providence International Arts Festival
June 13, 2015, 4 PM – Coastway Community Bank Cultural Stage
and 5 PM Procession down Washington St. Corridor
The Extraordinary Rendition Band is an award-winning activist street band, based in Providence, RI.
An open band of brass, reeds and drums, there are over 30 musicians and dancers in the ERB family. Their musical influences range from New Orleans jazz to Middle Eastern klezmer, Spanish revolutionary songs to funk, rhythm & blues. They have been performing locally and nationally since 2009 in support of community programs, nonprofits, schools and arts organizations who fight for peace, justice and equality. In 2013, the ERB launched a music education program called the Extraordinary Youth Ensemble (EYE), and band members currently offer music lessons and courses on arts and social activism to students at Providence’s public schools.
Visit the pvdfestparticipate.com community portal for information and ideas about how to participate. You’ll find a call for public art, opportunities to perform, and a request for programming at local venues. Stay tuned for more details!