Ti Atis | Introducing Teaching Artist Riva Nyri Précil – by Tassiana Larochelle, HCX Fundraising Intern

Riva Precil

HCX is thrilled to introduce singer/songstress, Riva Nyri Précil as our newest teaching artist resident! Thanks to funding from Council Member Jumaane Williams administered by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Riva is partnering with us for a 10-week arts residency as part of our new “Ti Atis” program at P.S. 361 in East Flatbush, Brooklyn.  This two-session arts residency seeks to expose 2nd grade students to traditional Haitian folkloric dance and will provide an introduction to Haiti’s oral history through storytelling and folk songs.  Riva has worked with HCX numerous times in the past as a performer and artist and we are eager to join forces with her in this new capacity.

Born in Brooklyn, Riva grew up in Haiti where she studied music, folkloric and modern dance, art, and theatre under some of the most important teachers of their genre.  She obtained a degree in Music Therapy at Loyola University in New Orleans and completed a Music Therapy internship at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan. She has had the opportunity to teach music, art, and movement to a wide variety of populations in diverse settings, such as day care centers, children’s hospitals, nursing homes, and middle schools. As a musician, Riva has performed at numerous venues including the New Orleans Jazz Festival, The Jazz Gallery, Atlantic Antic and Make Music New York festivals.  Riva recently released her latest album Perle de Culture. Click here to listen to her latest gem.

DCA This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.


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