Fusing Brazilian music and rhythms with body percussion and tap traditions, Music from the Sole is led by tap dancer Leonardo Sandoval (recently named one of “25 to Watch” in 2021 by Dance Magazine) and bassist-composer Gregory Richardson. The ensemble celebrates tap’s roots in the African diaspora, reflecting choreographic and musical influences from Sandoval’s native Brazil, and Richardson’s talent combining funk, house, jazz, and Afro-Cuban music.
Audiences of all ages will be mesmerized—Sandoval “managed to convey the idea that he was gliding just above his feet.” NY Times. The ensemble is joined by Providence-based tap artist, Orlando Hernández for their FirstWorks Live performance.
Experience this PVDFest Happening of dance, music, and food in the gorgeous setting of the People’s Park. Grab a chair and a picnic blanket and pick up your favorite treats on your way there from Food Truck Friday, just across the way at the Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village starting at 4:30 p.m.
This concert will also be livestreamed to FirstWorks' Facebook page. For more info and to sign up for series updates visit → http://first-works.org/events/firstworks-live-music-at-roger-williams-park/
Presented as part of FirstWorks Live—Music at Roger Williams Park FREE concert series in partnership with Roger Williams Park Conservancy, Providence Parks Department, Food Truck Friday, and PVD Food Truck Events.
A PVDFest Happening
Funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.
Health and Safety Guidelines
Due to an increase in the regional spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, masks are strongly recommended for all attendees*
FirstWorks and Roger Williams Park are committed to following the State of Rhode Island’s guidance on COVID-19 precautions. Patrons are encouraged to view the latest state guidelines at reopeningri.com as guidance develops.
*To best protect others, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends that you continue to wear a mask outdoors in crowded settings and indoors near unvaccinated people you don’t live with. RIDOH also recommends that you continue to stay at least three feet apart from unvaccinated people you don’t live with.