December 30, 2020, 5-8 PM EST
Urban Carnevale brought audiences and artists together to end the year on a musical high. Gathering FirstWorks artistic collaborators and honoring longstanding creative partnerships, Urban Carnevale is studded with specially created programs by stellar local talents and exciting guest artists like Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis and Black Violin.
This program was free thanks to generous, arts-loving supporters like YOU! Please help us continue lifting all Rhode Islanders through the arts with your donation today. During the month of December, all gifts will be matched by a generous donor. Give today and your gift is worth TWICE AS MUCH.
The festival finale was anchored by legendary jazz trumpeter, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with the Democracy! Suite. The composition aims to entertain, inspire, and uplift audiences with the full vigor, vision, and depth of America’s music.
The event was emceed by Providence’s own, Jess Brown, aka the Lady J – entertainer, activist, artist, and actor extraordinaire. Local luminaries brought performances showcasing hip-hop, jazz, and global music from Mali, India, and the Caribbean.
You know them from their viral videos with over 50 million views, even Beyonce said “They Killed It”. Fans of the Syncopated Ladies can tune-in to catch their fierce footwork and feminine style. Created by Emmy-Award nominated tap dancer and choreographer, Chloe Arnold, protégé of Debbie Allen, Syncopated Ladies have attracted audiences of all ages, and they continue to elevate and celebrate the Art of Tap Dancing through Film, TV, and live events.
FirstWorks is a non-profit organization that aims to enrich the social, educational and economic fabric of Rhode Island by engaging diverse audiences with world-class performing arts experiences. Join us for this opportunity to celebrate great music, local stars, and the tenacity of the arts at the end of 2020!
FirstWorks Urban Carnevale was made possible by Governor Raimondo and Rhode Island Commerce’s HaRT Recovery Program. FirstWorks gratefully thanks all our donors, sponsors, partners, and community for their support.
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