Presenting Real, Original, Powerful Stories

November 21—January 31, 2019

P.R.O.P.S: Presenting Real, Original, Powerful Stories – Applications Open

P.R.O.P.S: Presenting Real, Original, Powerful Stories

This program offers students the opportunity to share inspiring stories and innovative discoveries. Selected students will present a 5-12 minute-talk in a live showcase which will be recorded and made available to larger audiences. Talks can explore a range of topics addressing personal growth, academic research, or new perspectives. This can result in shared learning, inspiration, and motivation to make a positive change. 

Examples include: 

December 12, 2018
6:30 pm-8:00 pm

A Kwanzaa Get Together 2018

Join us in celebrating this occasion with food, drinks, music, games, community dialogues and resource sharing. This is an opportune time to engage in conversations with CCPH, Harambee, RSOs, and ResLife around the relevance of the Kwanzaa principles in building Community.

Everyone’s welcome! Refreshments provided!

December 12, 2018
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Nikkomo (I Give Away) Celebration

Nikkomo is an annual Narragansett celebration started by the Nipmuc that is also celebrated by some Southern New England tribes. The gathering involves gift giving signifying the days when those who had the most gave to those who had the least so that the entire community was cared for equally. 

Join the Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center in collaboration with CMASS and the Native American Student Association in our celebration. All are welcome.

February 5, 2019
7:30 pm

Guest Artist Concert: The Langston Hughes Project

The Department of Music and Dance, in conjunction with the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies and the Fine Arts Center, present the Langston Hughes Project featuring the Ron McCurdy Quartet.

The Quartet will feature Ron McCurdy, trumpet; Yuma Sang, piano; Fumi Tomita, bass & Tom Giampietro, drums.

The performance will feature live music, poetry, and imagery.

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

February 14, 2019
7:30 pm

Performance: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah has had a whirlwind career that has brought him to the forefronts of jazz, hip-hop, and pop. Rooted in the traditions of his hometown, New Orleans, Scott is widely recognized as one of the progenitors of “Stretch Music,” a jazz rooted, genre blind musical form that attempts to “stretch” jazz’s rhythmic, melodic and harmonic conventions to encompass as many other musical forms, languages and cultures as possible. Stretch your definition of jazz with his quintet this Valentine’s Day and share the evening with us.

March 6, 2019
7:30 pm

Concert: 'Evolution-Kodo'

Kodo, the world’s foremost taiko company which has singularly played the most important role in popularizing modern taiko drumming, will present its program "Evolution-Kodo." 

Forging new directions for the traditional Japanese drum by exploring the limitless possibilities, Kodo brings a display of raw athleticism and rhythmic mastery to U.S. audiences with their cutting-edge and ever-evolving production featuring the men and women of Kodo in a bold portrayal of the essence of drumming through this vibrant living art form.

March 27, 2019
7:30 pm

Concert: 'Musical Selections from the West and East' by the Ying Quartet

The Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today’s world. The evening’s concert will include Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 among other selections. 

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

March 28, 2019
8:00 pm

Performance: Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

Born in Toronto, Jane Bunnett has devoted much of her professional life to the rich music of Cuba. Her latest project, Maqueque (“the spirit of a young girl”), pairs the gifted soprano saxophonist and flutist with some of Cuba’s most accomplished young female musicians. “If they’re coming anywhere near your town, go see them,” writes Jon Garelick.  Bunnett will be joined by Dánae Olano, piano; Celia Jimenez, bass; Elizabeth Rodriguez, violin and vocals; and Magdelys Savigne, percussion.

The Trocks

April 2, 2019
7:30 pm

Performance: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, or "The Trocks," have taken a playful approach to classical ballet since 1974. One part parody and one part loving homage, The Trocks simultaneously honor the traditions of ballet with high-level performance while also poking fun at the conventions that define ballet. An all-male company, The Trocks revel in playing with gender roles and identity. As a 40-year old company, the Trocks illustrate how decades of exploring and challenging a genre can still be fun and celebratory at the same time.

Ballet Hispánico

April 18, 2019
7:30 pm

Performance: Ballet Hispánico

With stunning dancers, and adventurous choreography, Ballet Hispánico fuses Latin dance with classical and contemporary techniques creating a new style of concert dance. For this appearance, Ballet Hispánico brings an all-Latina choreographer program with works by Michelle Manzanales, Tania Pérez-Salas, and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. The program will explore iconic Mexican symbols, the circularity of the human condition and the hallmark passion of flamenco dance.