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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…Find out more »
Co-presented by FirstWorks and Brown Arts Institute at Brown University “For him, dance is theatre, not just movement.” — The Guardian For almost four decades, the groundbreaking Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company has revolutionized modern dance while exploring issues of identity. The company’s work “What Problem?” evokes the tension between belonging to a community and feelings of isolation that many feel in these divisive political times. Two-time Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones pursues the elusive “we” in this highly…Find out more »