Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

The Paul Murphy Touring Ensemble

THE PAUL MURPHY TOURING ENSEMBLE

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School take the stage at PVDFest in the form of the Paul Murphy Touring Ensemble, an elite group of high school musicians from all over the state. These inspiring young talents play a mix of contemporary jazz and original compositions with a depth of musical sophistication well beyond their years.

Sidy Maiga and AfriManding

SIDY MAIGA AND AFRIMANDING

In the hands of master drummer Sidy Maiga the djembe does not just beat—it sings, shouts, whispers, laughs, cries, and electrifies.

Salsa y Gaitas

SALSA Y GAITAS

Salsa Y Gaitas is a reflection of Providence present, with 12 members drawn from Venezuela and the Dominican Republic playing a multicultural blend of music from around the Caribbean and Latin America.

Rocky Dawuni

ROCKY DAWUNI

Rocky Dawuni is a truly unique force in music: he was named one of “Africa’s Top 10 Global Stars” by CNN and was the first artist from Ghana ever nominated for a GRAMMY Award.

PVDFest

ABOUT PVDFEST
JUNE 2-5, 2016

Live music, dance, food, and visual art installations transform the city in a four-day, multi-arts take-over of public spaces, parks, and outdoor stages in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island.

Plena Libre

PLENA LIBRE

Plena and bomba are distinctive musical styles of Puerto Rico, and the virtuoso musicians of Plena Libre are their contemporary masters.