FirstWorks Summer Beats Concert Series — William Cepeda Afro-Rican Jazz

Presented by FirstWorks in partnership with Roger Williams Park Conservancy and Providence Parks Department. 
Roger Williams Park Bandstand 1000 Elmwood Avenue , Providence, RI 02907

Celebrate the heritage of Puerto Rican music and its African roots. 

William Cepeda is a cultural icon of Puerto Rico. The four-time Grammy-nominated trombonist brings his revolutionary seven-piece Afro-Rican Jazz band to the FirstWorks stage. A protégé of Dizzy Gillespie, Cepeda has created a new shade of jazz with a hip flavor, blending Puerto Rican roots, folk, progressive jazz and world music. Lydia Perez, an award-winning Afro-Taino artist from Rhode Island will lead dancers from the Puerto Rican Institute for Arts and Advocacy in an energetic concert opener. 

FREE and open to the public.

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