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PVDFest 2019

ABOUT PVDFEST 2019

Live music, dance, food, and visual art installations transform the city for a four-day, multi-arts take-over of public spaces, parks, and outdoor stages in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island. Produced by the City of Providence with founding partner FirstWorks.

eVenti Verticali

EVENTI VERTICALI
Quadro

From Italy’s Vertical Theater – Look up! Born from a dream of dancing on a flying wall, “Quadro” is a stage suspended high in the air from a construction crane.

Syncopated Ladies

SYNCOPATED LADIES

Fierce Footwork. Female Force! The all-female tap squad sensation Syncopated Ladies’ have amassed over 50 million views worldwide since their video tap salute to megastar Beyonce went viral in 2014.

Grupo Niche

GRUPO NICHE

Get ready to dance the night away to some hot salsa music! Founded 40 years ago in the “world salsa capital” of Cali, Colombia, Grupo Niche is a legendary Pan-American salsa band with a fanbase that spans the globe.

Samite

SAMITE OF UGANDA

World-renowned musician and humanitarian Samite brings a message of peace and hope through the healing power of music.

Sona Jobarteh

SONA JOBARTEH

Africa’s first female kora virtuoso! “A griot for a new generation of west Africans”
— BBC Radio 3

Vox Sambou

VOX SAMBOU

The Haitian hip-hop ambassador brings a mash-up of socially conscious hip-hop that integrates Haitian roots music, Afrobeat, Latin grooves, and reggae beats to PVDFest!