Upcoming Events

 Workshop With Leeny Del Seamonds:

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 10:30am

Southsideside Cultural Center, 393 Broad Street

“Spoken Word Alive! ¡Ay Ay Ay!” – Join Cuban-American Master Story Performer™ Leeny Del Seamonds in this highly participatory workshop for teachers, adults and performers at all levels. The workshop opens with Leeny sharing a Latino story, followed by a series of exercises and improvisations to bring words alive with vocal variety, healthy phonation, movement, gestures, and characterizations. Leeny emphasizes pronunciation of some Spanish words and vowels en español and shares how to “roll the rr’s.” Finally, we’ll expand our cultural circle by acting out one of Leeny’s Latino tales, “Tres Cabras Llamados Garcia,” complete with maracas and dancing. Be prepared to move, challenge yourself, and have FUN. ¡Olé!


 Saturday, January 21, 3:00 pm

 MOVE! Dance Workshop with yon Tande


 ROOTwork explores the movement principles of West Central Africa and the global African Diaspora. The workshop will begin with a conditioning/warm-up and then move across the floor. The aim of the workshop is to encourage cultural understanding through movement while instigating individual and communal expression, cooperation and embodiment.


 Saturday,january 21, 4:00 pm


Hip Hop Storytelling Workshop with Oliver

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Schools Participation - 2017
  • Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy
    Broad Rock Middle School
    Delsesto Middle School
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary
    East Bay Community Action Head Start
    Fort Barton Elementary
    Frenchtown Elementary
    Ferri Middle School
    George R. Hanaford Elementary
    Hopkins Hills Elementary
    International Charter School
    James Eldredge Elementary
    John F. Horgan Elementary

    Mary E. Fogarty School
    Meadowbrook Farms Elementary
    Montessori Children House
    Meeting Street School
    Nathaniel Greene Middle School
    Ocean State Montessori School
    Pell Elementary
    Raymond C. LaPerche Elementary
    Robert L. Bailey IV Elementary
    Rochambeau Community Library
    Rockwell Elementary
    The Learning Community
    The Pennfield School
    The Sgt. Cornel Young, Jr. & Charlotte Woods Elementary
    Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program (UCAP)
    Wakefield Hill Elementary
    West Kingston Elementary School


    Rochambeau Library
    South Providence Library
    Wanskuck Library


Local Artists


Mr. Deep

Mr. Deep Positivity - James McBride

Positive Rapper - Producer - Author - TV Show Host - Instructor

Mr. Deep Positivity is known as the Healthy Ambassador. In his 13 year career he has given out over 80,000 autographed cards, written and recorded over 700 positive songs and had hundreds of performances at schools and events throughout New England! He has released a series of 7 Lessons for Life CDs and wrote 5 Lessons for Life Books. His songs are fun, educational and full of the right wisdom to lead youth away from delinquency and towards success




Both Linda and Sumner McClain love to perform stories together, celebrating life. They strongly believe that through the art of storytelling, poetry, music and movement we are awakened to the valuable stories of our past and present, creating a tremendous potential for wholeness, and making the world a better place for everyone. Sumner will be presenting Daddy King at the Westerly Public Library


















yon Tande (né Whitney V. Hunter) is a dance/performance artist/culture worker and BLACK SEED Native committed to #cultureascatalyst. His work centers around nurturing and cultivating individual and communal spirit through performance, education and curation. He is presently a Ph.D. candidate and Driskell Fellow at Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts and Dance Program Manager at AS220. His works have been presented through chashama, Kumble Theater, La Mama, Grace Exhibition Space, Panoply Performance Laboratory, Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival and in the streets of NYC, Chicago and Detroit.