Omoiyari Film with musical guest Kishi Bashi
Mon. Feb 19, 2024 at 7:30pm MST
At the The Egyptian Theatre
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Friends of Minidoka and Minidoka National Historic Site are pleased to welcome acclaimed Japanese American musician Kishi Bashi to Idaho. Kishi Bashi will present his award winning A Song Film by Kishi Bashi: “Omoiyari” followed by a discussion and live musical performance with a string quartet. “Omoiyari” is a Japanese word that means to have sympathy and compassion towards another person. Proceeds from the event benefit Friends of Minidoka and Minidoka National Historic Site for the 2024 Day of Remembrance.
In A Song Film by Kishi Bashi: “Omoiyari”, 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 and composed 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. “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.”