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Acoustic Concert by Kishi Bashi & Julian Saporiti, a benefit for he Japanese Incarceration Mobile Workshop Project

DISJECTA, 8371 N Interstate
8371 N Interstate Avenue
Portland, OR 97217, US (map)



Join us for an intimate evening of acoustic performance, stories, and music with Kishi Bashi and Julian Saporiti. This is a benefit for the Japanese Incarceration Mobile Workshop Project (JAIN Mobile), of which he has embedded himself in. The group is visiting internment sites and interviewing survivors as inspiration in preparation of a multi-media symphonic piece next year.

You won't want to miss this intimate experience, filled with new and old songs, and stories of their trip so far. He will be playing a stripped down acoustic set with fellow musician and ethnomusicologist, Julian Saporitti. This is an all ages show!

Kishi Bashi is the pseudonym of singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Kaoru Ishibashi. After studing film scoring at Berklee College of Music he become a renowned violinist. Ishibashi has recorded and toured internationally as a violinist with diverse artists such as Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche, and most recently, the Athens, Georgia-based indie rock band, of Montreal.

From 2004-2010, Julian Saporiti fronted the Berklee trained indie-rock group The Young Republic. After releasing several well received albums and touring extensively around North America and Europe, Saporiti relocated to Laramie, Wyoming to enjoy the outdoors and pursue a master’s degree in American Studies. After completing his course work, Saporiti took a job lecturing at the University of Wyoming where he still offers summer courses. While living out west, he made several trips to the remains of the Heart Mountain Japanese Incarceration camp in northwest Wyoming. These trips made a profound impact and inspired him to begin interviewing camp survivors and researching the music performed in the camps. He is currently living in Providence, Rhode Island, continuing this research, writing songs, and pursuing a PhD at Brown University.