Domenica 6 Luglio 2008 — Venerdì 11 Luglio 2008
Providence, RI, United States
A "genre-defying" weeklong, multi-stage festival kicks off on July 6th and runs through July 12th with performances at the Providence Black Repertory’s Xxodus Café, Providence Performing Arts Center, Back Lot Stage and free outdoor concerts at Bank RI’s Main Stage at Waterplace Park. Providence Sound Session culminates with a carnival-style parade that weaves through the streets of downtown, ending with a lively block party in the heart of downtown.
This year’s festival features brass bands, Reggae artists, jazz, R & B and hip hop with headlining acts such as jazz legend Jon Hendricks, R & B sensations 112, Rap Hipsters Kidz in the Hall, Dance Music pioneer Wunmi and up-and-coming jazz star Maurice Brown. The Sound Session parade, themed Divine Providence, will be influenced by legendary mask maker, Terry Evelyn, a prominent designer in Trinidad’s Carnival for years. SoundSession will also feature neighborhood and community programming, including workshops and neighborhood concerts.
Sound Session 2008 will add 25 new performance venues to an already robust festival lineup this year through partnerships with a number of local arts organizations, restaurants and hotels. And for the first time ever, through a unique partnership with IMEEM, festival goers will be able to share their Sound Session experience by uploading their videos and photos onto IMEEM.
- from the Providence Black Rep Sound Session 08 Official Press Release. More info at http://www.providencesoundsession.com