International Night showcases song, dance, spirit

Brazilian band performs at International Night
Brazilian band performs at International Night

February 22, 2024 – An aerial pole performance, an Indian dance, and a Brazilian band were among the acts featured at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s annual International Night (i-Night).

Held February 16 in Harvard’s Smith Campus Center, i-Night featured a range of performances that showcased the talents, cultures, and diversity of the Harvard Chan student community. The event was co-hosted by the Harvard Chan Student Association (HCSA) and the Office for Student Affairs.

Watch an Instagram video featuring some of the i-Night performances.

Performers came from Harvard Chan School as well as several other Harvard schools. They included:

  • Hailey Brace, aerial pole dance
  • Nadia Zhao, song
  • Sergio Nazaire, piano pieces
  • Disha Ganjegunte, spoken word poem
  • Yunge Xiao, original song with guitar
  • Sarah Wang, Helen Wang, and Allen Wang, piano, viola, and ikebana
  • Khushi Desai, Indian dance
  • João Pedro Frazão, Rebeca Fontoura, João Henrique Santos, and Luísa Shida, Brazilian band
  • Ahmed Al-Azzam and David Caldera, Arabic singing with guitar
  • Spencer Robinson, urban dance
  • Roman Yan and Tony Chen, Czardas: an erhu-piano duet
  • Marcella Samuel, Uhitha Doddapanemi, Disha Ganjegunte, Shruti Gogia, and Namanjaya Khobragade, Bollywood dance

Gabriela Rosa, HSCA president, who helped host the evening, called i-Night “a tradition that unites us in celebration and connection through unique artistic expression.” She added, “I am so proud of who we are together.”

Karen Feldscher

Photos: Kent Dayton