Back for its third year, PVD World Music’s Annual African Film and Arts Festival returns to Providence for five days from September 14 to 18, 2022, shining a spotlight on contemporary films and filmmakers from Africa and the African Diaspora. It will also include traditional African music and dance performances and offer opportunities to learn more about the vibrant arts of the African continent.
We will host a special premiere of the short film Revelation: Revealing the truth' by South African Filmmaker Kurt Orderson, bringing it to a US audience for the first time! This will be followed by another special screening of The Story of Lover’s Rock by UK-based film-maker Menelik Shabazz. As both films explore the complex and long history of reggae, we will have live performances by Boston-based group Classic Vibe Reggae Band. This year, PVD World Music hosted more than five free reggae concerts to highlight the importance of reggae as a way of life for many people around the world. Reggae is more than music! It was used as a tool to promote community unity, human dignity and to raise awareness about pan Africanism. Tickets are free, donations, highly encouraged.