This special event will feature a screening of “A Song Film by Kishi Bashi: "Omoiyari”. Following the screening, Kishi Bashi will take questions from the audience and perform his album 'Omoiyari' in its entirety with a string quartet.
In “A Song Film by Kishi Bashi: "Omoiyari” acclaimed Japanese American musician Kishi Bashi embarks on a transformative journey to confront his heritage and reconcile the painful history of Japanese American incarceration during World War II. Inspired by the rising tide of discrimination against marginalized communities, Kishi Bashi delves into the untold stories of incarceration survivors, composing an album titled "Omoiyari" that captures their experiences. “Omoiyari" is Kishi Bashi’s fourth album following the acclaimed 151a (2012), Lighght (2014), and Sonderlust (2016), which have garnered serious acclaim from outlets including NPR Music, The Wall Street Journal, and The Guardian, and his most important yet. Through breathtaking performances and intimate interviews, Kishi Bashi's music becomes a catalyst for healing and social change, urging audiences to embrace empathy, understanding, and love in the face of prejudice and discrimination.