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Kishi Bashi

Kishi Bashi

Feb 15th 2018 @ University of Georgia, Seney-Stovall Chapel

Athens, GA
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Feb
15
Kishi Bashi: A Conversation on Japanese Incarceration Through Song and Film
Thursday, February 15th, 2018
8:00 PM
University of Georgia, Seney-Stovall Chapel
200 N Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30601
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The acclaimed violinist Kishi Bashi will present a multimedia event built around Omoiyari, his film and song project exploring the history and legacy of Japanese incarceration in the United States during World War II. He will be joined by collaborators Julian Saporiti and Erin Aoyama, musicians and graduate student researchers in American studies at Brown University, as well as a string quartet. Following the music, film, and spoken word performance, John Morrow, professor of history at the University of Georgia, will moderate a panel discussion with Kishi Bashi, Saporiti, and Aoyama.
Kishi Bashi is the pseudonym of singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Kaoru Ishibashi (born November 4, 1975). Born in Seattle, Washington, Ishibashi grew up in Norfolk, Virginia where both of his parents were professors at Old Dominion University. As a 1994 graduate of Matthew Fontaine Maury High School, he went on to study film scoring at Berklee College of Music before becoming a renowned violinist. Ishibashi has recorded and toured internationally as a violinist with diverse artists such as Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche, and most recently, the Athens, Georgia-based indie rock band, of Montreal. He remains based in Athens.
Saporiti is the guiding force behind No-No Boy, a music and research project on which he collaborates with Aoyama, whose own grandmother was incarcerated in a Japanese-American concentration camp. No-No Boy is a multimedia concert featuring Saporiti's music interwoven with stories he has collected, performed against a backdrop of projections displaying archival photographs and films.
The event, sponsored by the University of Georgia Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, is free and open to the public.
Doors open at 6:30 pm. Event begins at 8 pm. YOU MUST ARRIVE BEFORE 7:30 PM TO CLAIM YOUR RESERVED SEAT. RESERVED SEATS THAT ARE UNCLAIMED AT 7:30 PM WILL BE RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC.