Join in a national and international celebration of the diversity and culture that make the Community College of Rhode Island so special during Cultural Celebration Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, at the Liston Campus in Providence. Lunch will be available; please bring your student ID as your meal ticket.
The schedule is:
10:15 a.m. – Shanthi Yogini
Shanthi Yogini, a dancer and yoga-meditation teacher, will explain and present the classical dance form of India. Her presentation will include an introduction to yoga and meditation. She is an interactive workshop presenter, speaker, coach and storyteller who offers simple practices to instantly transform from stress to self-mastery and from negativity to positivity.
11 a.m. – Christian Hopkins
Christian Hopkins is a Narragansett and Mikmaq Native American flutist and champion Eastern war dancer. He is chairman of the Narragansett Indian Economic Development Commission and has shared his culture throughout America and abroad through food, music, dance, stories and games. He will attend the University of Kansas for his Master of Business Administration in the fall.
11:30 a.m. – RI Latin Dance-Synergy
This Latin dance school teaches all age groups and encourages teamwork. It aims to bring awareness to the history of Latin dance and music through movement; stimulate self-awareness, growth and empowerment through dance; bridge culture differences; and build a safe and healthy environment for the community to come together.
Noon – Tabi Baez
Tabi Baez is a classically trained singer who is completing her music degree at CCRI. She will portray Sabine in CCRI’s one-act plays April 11 to 14 at the Liston Campus and Josephine in CCRI Opera Club’s performance of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic “H.M.S. Pinafore” on May 9 at the Knight Campus. Pianist John Norigian will accompany her.
12:30 p.m. (during lunch) – Jason Roseman
Born on the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago, CCRI alumnus Jason Roseman is a second-generation steel pan tuner and “pan man” who began performing on steel pans at age 8. He is a Rhode Island State Council on the Arts fellowship recipient and has performed in the Caribbean, Mexico, Switzerland, England and across the United States. His music varies from jazz and classical to his native calypso music.