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September 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

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One event on September 25, 2021 at 2:30 pm

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.

Due to forecasted rain for Friday, September 24th, Music From The Sole’s performances have been moved to Saturday, September 25th, 12:00-12:45 PM and 2:30-3:15 PM, indoors at the Providence Public Library Auditorium located at 150 Empire Street, Downtown Providence.

Space is extremely limited* – advance reservations and masks will be required for all performance attendees.

To reserve your seat to this free performance, please email Jess Costanza with the following information for each attendee:

  • Your Full Name
  • Confirmation Email Address
  • Your Telephone Number
  • Your Desired Performance Time (12:00 PM or 2:30 PM)

If you are a seat recipient, Jess will contact you with confirmation.

Saturday’s 12 PM concert will also be livestreamed on FirstWorks’ Facebook page.

*To ensure social distancing, the Auditorium seating will be limited to 18% capacity for each performance.

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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.

Special thanks to Providence Tourism Council for generous support of FirstWorks Live—Music at Roger Williams Park

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 as guidance develops.


September 25, 2021
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm


Providence Public Library
Empire Street/Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903 United States
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