Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

Global Journeys

GLOBAL JOURNEYS
CONCERT SERIES
at Roger Williams Park

Co-presented by FirstWorks and Roger Williams Park Conservancy. Our pop-up Global Journeys fall concert series featured a spirit-lifting line-up in a gorgeous outdoor setting. Park visitors enjoyed weekly live arts experiences spanning a world of styles, from salsa and French Cajun to West African kora and indigenous jazz.
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Fidel Nadal

FIDEL NADAL
in concert

Rolling Stone Magazine hailed the Argentinian vocalist as “The Rasta who revolutionized Latin Rock.” Get a taste of Pan-African consciousness and good vibrations in this special concert with Fidel and his band, performed in a Mexico City recording studio.

Oumou Sangare and Sidy Maiga

GROOVE TO THE RHYTHMS OF OUMOU SANGARÉ AND SIDY MAIGA

Produced by FirstWorks Brown Arts Initiative. Experience the soul-lifting sounds of Mali with Grammy winner Oumou Sangaré, hailed as the greatest living female voice in African music, and master drummer Sidy Maiga. Premieres on Facebook and YouTube live – find out more…
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Raise Your Voice

RAISE YOUR VOICE

…and celebrating difference through the performing arts. For sixteen years, FirstWorks has wielded the power of the arts to build community through inclusion and celebration of diversity. We invite you to browse program highlights representing our commitment to ensure representation of our diverse audience and their cultures on stage, in Rhode Island classrooms, and in local media.
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RFP Fall 2020

COMMISSION OPPORTUNITY
for Rhode Island-based artists

Submissions are now closed. Opportunity for Rhode Island-based musicians, performers and artists who use sound in their work (including bands and solo musicians, sound artists/technologists, DJs, spoken word performers, theater artists, storytellers, poets, etc.)

Requiem for the Living

REQUIEM FOR THE LIVING,
IN COLOR

Responding to the realities of living as people of color during these unprecedented times, filmmaker Carlos Toro and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain collaborate on a live stream cinematic journey in film and in sound.
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Virtual Learning Series

VIRTUAL LEARNING SERIES
Experience the arts wherever you are

Visit this page to access our digital learning resources which include unique video content featuring world class artists. Accompanying activities and assignments are aligned to core curricula standards.

Daniel Bernard Roumain FirstWorks Artistic Ambassador

DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN
FirstWorks Artistic Ambassador

Known for his signature violin sounds infused with myriad electronic, urban, and African-American music influences, DBR takes his genre-bending music beyond the proscenium. This season, he will be embedded in our community for a series of workshops reaching students, teachers and the elderly, community meals and conversations, and public performances with local artist collaborators.