Soul Stories -Nobuko Miyamoto

Tune in to this week's episode featuring Dr Randall and Nobuko Miyamoto.

Nobuko Miyamoto is an artivist who uses song, dance and theater to explore ways to reclaim and decolonize our minds, bodies, histories, communities, and to create solidarity across cultural borders. As part of the Asian American Movement she created with Chris Iijima and Charlie Chin the iconic album A Grain of Sand (1973, Paredon/Smithsonian Folkways). In 1978 she established Great Leap, creating musicals, concerts, albums, music videos and most recently FandangObon, a festival of art, cultures, earth.  Nobuko’s new album 120,000 STORIES has just been released by Smithsonian Folkways, and in June 2021, her memoir, Not Yo’ Butterfly: My Long Song of Relocation, Race, Love and Revolution is published by University of California Press.  

Listen to these two powerhouses speak on a range of topics, including the fact that Asian American artists are still being invisible, unknown, foreign, even though some of then have been here for many generations.

Hear Noboku's story as an activist and singer for the Asian American movement, and about first album of Asian American songs (Smithsonian).

Don't miss it!