Cultural Celebration Day

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Liston Campus in Providence

Join us in celebrating the diversity and multiculturalism that make CCRI so special. Enjoy free food samplings from around the globe, live music and more, featuring:

11:30 a.m.           Prafulla’s Academy of Kuchipudi Dance and Carnatic Music

The academy is dedicated to enhancing and enriching the Indian classical dance form called Kuchipudi, along with the accompanying classical music called Carnatic music.

11:50 a.m.           Phoenix Performing Arts and Joy Lu, Chia-Yu, instrumentalist

This vibrant and dynamic performing troupe from Hartford, Connecticut, has a broad spectrum of Chinese classic and modern dancing styles and also presents Chinese traditional musical instruments and martial arts.

Joy Lu is a musician, scholar, educator and conductor for the Wesleyan University Chinese Music Ensemble. She will play the erhu, the Chinese two-string fiddle.

12:15 p.m.           Napua O’ Polynesia

This group, whose name means flowers of Polynesia, will take us on a tour to the Polynesian islands of Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji and the Marquesas in song and dance. The theme for this performance is "Aloha Hawaii, Drums of Polynesia.”

12:30 p.m.           Roots Government

A selection of Rhode Island-based musicians have come together to support the lead vocals of Jamaican-born singer/songwriter Sheldon S. Townsend, providing a rich, pure reggae sound. The band features Djim Job on bass, Gregory T. Rourke on guitar, Jared Williams on drums, Vere Hill on keyboards and Cristian Cano Taborda on trumpet.

The event also will feature exhibitors representing the Dominican Republic, Japan, Vietnam, China, Colombia, Senegal, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Liberia, Cambodia, Syria, Pakistan and Guatemala.

This event is open to the entire college community.


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