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This event will be the screening of the documentary film Omoiyari, followed by a conversation and live set by Kishi Bashi performing the album in its entirety.
In A Song Film by Kishi Bashi: Omoiyari, acclaimed Japanese-American musician and Berklee alumnus Kishi Bashi '99 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.