Japanese alumna to perform benefit concert next month

On December 6, Smith alumna Claire Chino ’88, will perform a charity concert in Tokyo to benefit BEYOND Tomorrow.

Claire was born in the Netherlands and spent her early years in London, Los Angeles, and Tokyo. She studied government and music at Smith before going on to receive a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Cornell University. [...]

Hanami Festival celebrates spring next weekend

On Saturday, April 19, Smith College will host its annual Hanami Festival. The purpose of the festival is to provide the public with knowledge and hands-on experience of Japanese traditional activities such as origami, kirigami, brush writing, games, and dance, as well as opportunities to promote cross-campus gatherings between the Japanese Culture Clubs in the [...]

Smith ISO’s Rhythm Nations is a hit

Last weekend, Smith’s International Students’ Organization (ISO) hosted Rhythm Nations. The event was a celebration of Smith’s diversity through dance and song.

With twenty acts, Smith and Five-College students showed their appreciation for diversity and showed the audience the beauty of their cultures through performance. It was an exciting experience, from the colorful costumes to [...]

Chinese Moon Festival comes to Smith

Smith’s CISCO members delight with Qipao show at Chinese Moon Festival.

Every year Smith’s Chinese Inter-regional Student Cultural Organization (CISCO), holds a celebration for the Chinese Moon Festival in the Campus Center.

Offering free bubble tea and mooncakes, this year’s event (held on Saturday, September 21) was both entertaining and enriching! Smith students prepared [...]

Arabic Cultural Festival to be held at Smith this month

On Saturday, April 27, Smith College will host an Arabic Cultural Festival for the campus and local communities. The festival is the first ever organized to celebrate Arabic arts and culture at Smith College and in the Pioneer Valley. The festival showcases the arts, music, cuisine, traditions, and, most importantly, the spirit of the Arab [...]

South Asia student group presents Jhalak on April 5

Founded in 1987, student organization EKTA is celebrating its 25th anniversary this academic year. “Ekta” means “unity” in several languages spoken in South Asia and the organization aims to weave together its members’ languages, cultures, faiths, and identities in order to form a community among South Asians and those who are interested in the region [...]

Youth Voices in the Arab World: Arts as an Agent of Social Change

On Tuesday, April 2, 2013 Smith College will present Youth Voices in the Arab World: Arts as an Agent of Social Change.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner (first come, first served) and a panel discussion (open to all) on the role of arts as agents of social change in the Arab World. [...]

Rhythm Nations dance, music performances on stage Saturday

This Saturday, March 2, the International Students Organization presents Rhythm Nations at 7 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall.

Rhythm Nations is an annual cultural event featuring dance, music, and demonstrations from performers from all over the world. The event is a celebration of the many different cultures represented by Smith’s more than 300 international [...]

Indra Rios-Moore ’03 wins Best Danish Vocal Jazz Release of the Year

Earlier this month, Smith alumna Indra Rios-Moore ’03 was honored at the Danish Music Awards Jazz ceremony.  Her band’s record, In Between, won Best Danish Vocal Jazz Release of the Year.

The group Indra was formed in fall of 2006, when Indra Rios-Moore first visited Denmark; she later moved there permanently. Indra “has an extensive [...]

Vespers to live-stream around the world

Following the success of last year’s live-streaming Christmas Vespers, Smith College will once again stream the show live. On Sunday, December 2 at 4 p.m. EST, alumnae around the world will be able to tune in to view the annual holiday tradition at Smith.

Last year’s Christmas Vespers live stream drew an impressive response with [...]