No No Boy w/ Intro by Providence Chinatown

April 28, 2018 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
AS220 Main Stage
115 Empire St
Providence, RI 02903

No-No Boy is a multimedia concert performed by Julian Saporiti and Erin Aoyama. Taking inspiration from interviews with World War II Japanese Incarceration camp survivors, his own family’s history living through the Vietnam War, and many other stories of Asian American experience, Saporiti has transformed his doctoral research at Brown University into folk songs in an effort to bring these stories to a broader audience. Alongside Aoyama, a fellow PhD student at Brown whose family was incarcerated at one of the 10 Japanese American concentration camps, No-No Boy aims to shine a light on experiences that have remained largely hidden in the American consciousness. 

In collaboration and to celebrate the work of Providence’s ChinatownSaporiti and Aoyama will debut a new song based on the research of their colleagues who organized the project.

Students from Saporiti’s No-No Boy class at Brown University will also be taking donations for merchandise they have designed for this show, 100% of the proceeds going to local refugee organizations.