Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

Arc Iris

ARC IRIS

Arc Iris’ music is fiercely bold and experimental, yet retains enough folk/pop DNA to be immediately recognizable as something accessible and compelling.

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.

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.

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.

Chachi Carvalho

CHACHI CARVALHO

Chachi Carvalho has established himself as one of the most prolific and enduring local rappers, with positive messages that have made him a fan favorite.

Newpoli

NEWPOLI

Newpoli carries on a tradition so old that it’s hard to date, performing music from the south of Italy that soaks up the diverse influences of surrounding regions.

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.
Corporate Partners

Corporate Sponsorship

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP

FirstWorks sponsorship gives companies a high degree of local visibility and customization based on their marketing, promotional and philanthropic goals.