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AMAJ- Concert: NO-NO BOY with Alicia Thao
May 25 @ 7:30 pm$15 – $20
ABOUT THIS SHOW
No-No Boy is the musical project of Vietnamese American singer and scholar Julian Saporiti. On his Smithsonian Folkways debut 1975, named after the year Saigon fell, Saporiti investigates his own family heritage as well as life in WWII Japanese internment camps, immigrant detention centers and refugee camps in 2020, and other stories of immigration that illustrate the complexities of becoming American. His songs are the epitome of folk storytelling in the modern era, as he interweaves histories with field recordings from the sites of collective trauma and fragments of Asian American musical tradition, from jazz to rock, to choral music). With his plaintive, direct voice, No-No Boy will take us on a deeply human journey through the Asian American experience in the US.
Alicia Thao, one of the Cedar Commissions Artists featured here in February 2022, opens this special night.