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Join Nobuko Miyamoto for a celebration of her new album and memoir! She will be joined in conversation and performance by Quetzal Flores.
About the book:
Not Yo’ Butterfly: My Long Song of Relocation, Race, Love, and Revolution, a new memoir, is the intimate and unflinching life story of Miyamoto—artist, activist, and mother. Beginning with the harrowing early years of her life as a Japanese American child navigating a fearful west coast during World War II, Miyamoto leads readers into the landscapes that defined the experiences of twentieth-century America and also foregrounds the struggles of people of color who reclaimed their histories, identities, and power through activism and art.
About the album:
Her album, 120,000 Stories, is her first release since 1973’s seminal A Grain of Sand: Music for the Struggle by Asians in America. With a title evoking the approximate number of those of Japanese ancestry incarcerated in WWII concentration camps, the album collects new music, recorded with GRAMMY-winner Quetzal Flores, that speaks to issues such as Asian American stereotypes and the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as music from A Grain of Sand, recordings of her late-1970s group Warriors of the Rainbow, and performances from various stage productions throughout the past several decades.
Not Yo’ Butterfly: My Long Song of Relocation, Race, Love, and Revolution and 120,000 Stories (2-CD Set) will both be available in the JANM Store
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