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Watson presents a night of spoken word and hip-hop with local artists

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In honor of Black History Month, the Watson Institute presents a night of spoken word and open mic night with local hip-hop artists Chachi Carvalho and Othannah Tomasina. Students are invited to perform!Chachi Carvalho (https://chachihiphop.com/) is a multi-talented artist and educator who comes from a long line of musicians and singers. He is a native born-and-raised Rhode Islander with roots that stem from the islands of Cabo Verde. Throughout his career, he’s won acclaim from Vibe magazine in its roundup of the best MCs state to state, and he was a two-time winner of the Wild Out Wednesdays competition on BET’s 106 & Park. He is locally recognized for community advocacy, education, and youth empowerment in the communities he serves. He is the co-owner of Beatbox Studio, a staple in the local music scene and hub for creative expression in Rhode Island. Chachi Carvalho has a clear passion for both music and education. He has been able to create opportunities to fuse the two worlds by facilitating lecture/performances at Roger Williams University, Trinity College, Providence College, UMASS Boston, Brown University and Harvard. His recent wave of accomplishments includes teaching a Master’s Class in musical performance at Brown University, building 2 recording studios at local high schools, and the creation and successful implementation of the annual Culture Shock Community Celebration in his hometown Pawtucket, RI. He currently serves as the School Culture and Community Engagement Coordinator, and football coach at his alma mater Shea High School in Pawtucket, he is also the official brand ambassador for the Transform Rhode Island Scholarship. Chachi Carvalho consistently finds a way to reinvent himself as an artist, an educator, and a man. He will continue to carve out his legacy and leave his mark on the world through musical inspiration and community organization. Othannah Tomasina is a powerful and beloved singer, songwriter, poet and mother of three amazingly talented and loving young adults. She is Brooklyn born Rhode Island bred. You can see the big city energy in the way she talks, and in her style. But her one of a kind vibe is a true reflection of the unique diversity of the Ocean State. She has been performing for over 15 years, and has been truly embracing spoken word poetry and theatrical performance over the past few years. She has graced stages alongside some of the most talented musicians in the area as the leading lady and energy source of local favorite hip hop band, Chachi Carvalho and The International Players. She is a seasoned veteran to the stage and has performed in some top tier venues including The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C, The Strand Theatre in Providence Rhode Island, and has headlined festivals such as PVD Fest, Culture Shock, plus many more. She is a force on any stage and her diverse range allows her to be the perfect accompanying act to add value to any genre of live performance. She is currently working on a poetry album and book entitled “The View”. She is looking forward to creating her first solo album in 2023. Music and Poetry is how she breathes and connects with the world. Performing on the stage is her therapy. Please register at the link here. (https://forms.gle/9HvLhgpJ5Mc7Sys67)


Stephen Robert ’62 Hall
280 Brook St
Providence, RI United States