Afrika Nyaga

10th Annual Afrika Nyaga Drum and Dance Festival

Sunday, June 12, 2022 | 1-6PM
(Full schedule below)

City Hall Stage
Presented by Waste Management
25 Dorrance Street

Now in its 10th year, Afrika Nyaga showcases the incredible music and dance of Africa and the diaspora.

The “festival within a festival” will be headlined by award-winning South African musician Thandiswa Mazwai, world-renowned Malian guitarist and singer Vieux Farka Touré and return PVDFest headliners Sidy Maiga & Afrimanding. Special performances from local favorites Chachi Carvalho & the International Players, Satta Jallah, and a dance performance by the Haus of Glitter.

Food by PVD Food Truck Events & Beverages by Trinity Brewhouse

Co-Produced by Sidy Maiga & the Providence Foundation.
Generously supported by Providence Art, Culture + Tourism, The Providence Foundation, FirstWorks, Providence Tourism Council and Mayor Jorge Elorza


Satta Jallah – Musician, Dancer, Poet – 1:15-1:45PM

Chachi Carvalho – Hip-Hop Artist – 2-2:30PM

Thandiswa Mazwai – South African Singer – 2:45-3:45PM

Sidy Maiga and The Bridge Where We Meet – West African Drum Fusion – 4:00-4:35PM

Haus of Glitter – BIPOC & Queer-affirming Feminist Dance Company – 4:35- 4:45PM

Vieux Farka Touré – Singer and Guitarist – 5:00-5:45PM

Sidy Maiga and The Bridge Where We Meet, with Vieux Farka Touré – West African Drum Fusion joined by Malian Singer – 5:45

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