No No Boy-3.8.19

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Watch No No Boy’s performance live at AC Institute
March 8th 2019


No-No Boy-(Featuring Julian Saporiti, Hamilton Berry and Emilia Halvorsen): is an immersive multimedia work combining original folk songs, storytelling, and projected archival images, bridging a divide between art and scholarship. Taking inspiration from interviews with World War II Japanese Incarceration camp survivors, his own family’s history living through the Vietnam War, and other stories of Asian American experience, Nashville born songwriter Julian Saporiti has transformed years of doctoral research at Brown University into an innovative concert / dissertation, all in an effort to bring this work to a broader audience. Joining Julian for this performance is cellist Hamilton Berry and vocalist Emilia Halvorsen. Working with scholarly and artistic collaborators, No-No Boy aims to shine a light on experiences that have remained largely hidden in the American consciousness.