Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts



Co-presented by The Providence Athenaeum and FirstWorks Featuring internationally heralded Festival performers/humanitarian activists Angélique Kidjo and Oumou Sangaré along with local leaders in the arts, education, and community health.

Chachi Carvalho


While many rappers prefer to talk about guns and violence, Chachi Carvalho talks about the realities that all of us can relate to: everyday struggles, love for one’s family and a passion for music.

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.