Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

RI-Sounding Voices

RI-SOUNDING VOICES

Gather at the beating heart of Kennedy Plaza—Providence City Hall – to kick off the first (ever) Providence International Arts Festival. Share in this unforgettable moment as a specially commissioned first work is unveiled and voices raised in song converge from all points of the compass.

Wise Fool New Mexico

WISE FOOL NEW MEXICO

Aerial acrobats perform feats that go beyond what you thought the human body could do. New Mexico’s Wise Fool combines circus acts with storytelling in unique and engaging displays of physical derring-do, bringing the Providence International Arts Festival to new heights – literally.

Oumou Sangaré featuring Sidy Maiga

OUMOU SANGARÉ featuring SIDY MAIGA

Oumou Sangaré, or “Sangaré the Songbird,” is a Grammy Award-winning, international star. She teams up with her Malian countryman Sidy Maiga, a Rhode Island-based master drummer in whose hands the djembe sings, laughs, whispers and electrifies.

Mad Satta

MAD SATTA

Mixing old school vibes with a forward-thinking sound, Mad Satta recently released its debut album, Comfort, produced by three-time Grammy winner Prince Charles Alexander. Led by the searing, sultry vocals of frontwoman Joanna Teters, this New York band mixes jazz, soul and modern day funk into its own unique blend.