August 17, 2022

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


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 

Presented by FirstWorks in partnership with Roger Williams Park Conservancy and Providence Parks Department.


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