JUMP! will create a signature site-specific dance around the Civil War Memorial—an iconic downtown Providence public art work. In the their signature white costumes, JUMP! dancers will move to West African drummers, led by music from Sidy Maiga’s Afrimanding. This is a one of a kind event!
Co-presented by The Providence Athenaeum and FirstWorks Featuring internationally heralded Festival performers/humanitarian activists Angélique Kidjo and Oumou Sangaré along with local leaders in the arts, education, and community health.
Performances by some of the leading lights in local and regional music, including the Low Anthem, Gym Shorts, And the Kids, Ravi Shavi, Medusah Black and more. Curated and produced by the Columbus Cooperative and the Imaginary Company
While the stars of world music headline the FirstWorks On the Plaza stage, the Coastway Community Cultural Stage will showcase the singing, dancing, theater, storytelling and much more of Providence’s many community and cultural groups.