Venus Sings and Chachi Carvalho Bring Music, Hip Hop ‘Back to School’ 

by Reza Rites / Venus Sings / Reza Wreckage

(photos by Tamara Diaz and Reza Rites)

PROVIDENCE, RI – These photos feature Chachi Carvalho and me (Reza Rites / Venus Sings…) at the August 17 Back to School event at Hope High School in Providence. He performed a few pieces from his upcoming CD, “Cape Verdean in America” and introduced himself to the attendees, including community members and participating organizations; I did my Venus Sings/Reza Wreckage DJing thing, which I do there annually.

From performer to exhibitor to families in attendance, we all cooked because it was a very hot Rhode Island day in August. 

Click here to learn more about the Back to School event and how it benefits community members. And for more information on Chachi, check out his Album Release Party and International Music Showcase happening this Saturday, August 24 at The Met in Pawtucket (click here to view/download the flyer) or follow him on Facebook and Twitter @chachihiphop.

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