Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

-National Endowment for the Arts

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Phantom Notes

PHANTOM NOTES
by Vatic Kuumba and Orlando Hernández

Gold, Silver, and Coin make a world of time.
Prayer is in the ear of the river.
Phantom Notes, a new work by Vatic Kuumba and Orlando Hernández originally scheduled for Wednesday, June 30, twilight-sunrise, has been postponed. Stay tuned to first-works.org for a new date, to be announced.
A PVDFest summer happening.

FirstWorks Live

FIRSTWORKS LIVE—MUSIC AT ROGER WILLIAMS PARK

UPDATE: Carlos de Leon has been rescheduled to September 12
Return to the thrill of live performances through summer concerts in a gorgeous outdoor setting! Join FirstWorks for a journey from global Jazz to Americana, from hip-hop, to sounds from the mountains and rhythms of the sea. Grab your lawn chair (or blanket) and enjoy extraordinary artists in the park throughout the summer.
Presented by FirstWorks in partnership with Roger Williams Park Conservancy and Providence Parks Department

PVDFest 2021

PVDFest 2021 News

Produced by the City of Providence and founding partner FirstWorks, PVDFest 2021 will provide a new transformational artistic experience, re-envisioned over four months of in-person and virtual programming and culminating in a two-day takeover of public spaces, parks and music venues in Downtown Providence.
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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.
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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.