Newport Festivals Foundation’s Bridgefest® Crosses Continents with “A Bridge Together,” an International Music and Dance Event
Connecting American Jazz, African Beats and Indian Carnatic Music
at Fort Adams State Park, August 3, 6:30 pm
This Newport Jazz Festival® “Extra” Is Free and Open to All
This pre-Newport Jazz Festival event will showcase the multicultural connections of music between movement. The two-part concert features dance segments by 17-year old twins, Riya and Sara Kapoor, as well as a jazz quartet led by award-winning guitarist Rez Abbasi and a Carnatic Orchestra featuring musicians from India with arrangements and choreography by renowned Bharatanatyam dancer, Swati Bhise. West African compositions, led by the noted West African choreographer, Maguette Camara, will round out the evening.