BOARD of DIRECTORS
Cleveland Kurtz, President
Dr. Maxwell Whiting,
Sylvia Whiting, Sec/Treas.
Instruments for Children
Sylvia Ann Soares
Lynn & Elizabeth Pegg
Richard & Donna Pena
The Rhode Island Rhythm & Blues Preservation Society (RIRBPS) is a 501(c)3 all volunteer non-profit organization established in 2003 by Edward A 'Prof' Coates and a few dedicated local supporters devoted to preserving and promoting the legacy, heritage and connection of rhythm & blues in Rhode Island.
As a membership organization we offer a variety of community programs and services.
* Preserve & promote R&B through activities, events & education.
* Preserve and promote the heritage & historical connections of R&B music in the evolution of American popular music.
* Improve awareness and acceptance of R&B by the public as a musical art form.
Cape Verdean Progressive Center
329 Grosvenor Avenue
E. Providence, RI