Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

PALO!

PALO!

What do you get when you combine sultry Cuban music with propulsive funk beats? PALO!, a Miami-based band that is reinventing the classic Cuban sound for the next generation.

Mike Boston and the Mobile Stu

MIKE BOSTON AND THE MOBILE STU

Mike Boston is a rapper-entrepreneur-activist who has gained local and national attention as the founder of Mobile Stü, a mobile studio he takes into tough urban areas to give inner-city kids a voice—and to collaborate musically with police officers.

LAS CAFETERAS

LAS CAFETERAS

If Mexican folk music and pounding Afro-Caribbean rhythms met on the streets of East Los Angeles, what would happen? The answer is Las Cafeteras, one of the hottest young bands in alternative Latin music.

International Rebels

INTERNATIONAL REBELS

Rhode Island’s favorite hometown rapper joins forces with our own master of rhythm for a very special PVDFest performance. Chachi Carvalho and Sidy Maiga are the International Rebels. Combining Chachi’s poignant lyricism and positive hip-hop vibes with Sidy’s polyrhythms and propulsive energy, this special collaboration is sure to get the party started.

ETIENNE CHARLES CREATIVE CONVERSATION

CREATIVE CONVERSATION WITH ETIENNE CHARLES

This young jazz master from Trinidad defies easy categorization – a student of pan-Caribbean music, as fluent in the horn riffs of New Orleans brass as he is the Spanish rhythms of the islands. Etienne Charles will discuss the many influences in his life and education that have helped shape his career.
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ETIENNE CHARLES

ETIENNE CHARLES

This young jazz master from Trinidad defies easy categorization – a student of pan-Caribbean music, as fluent in the horn riffs of New Orleans brass as he is the Spanish rhythms of the islands.

ERB

EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION BAND

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.

Doppelganger Dance Collective

DOPPELGÄNGER DANCE COLLECTIVE

Two is better than one when Rhode Island’s own Doppelgänger Dance Collective (DDC) takes the stage. Co-founding dancers Shura Baryshnikov and Danielle Davidson were drawn together to foster the creation and performance of original, contemporary choreographic work for duet.