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2023-08-16T19:43:00.000Z
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3,980
Video Title:
No-No Boy - "The Onion Kings of Ontario!" (Official Music Video)
Description:
Listen to No-No Boy's "The Onion Kings of Ontario!" from his Smithsonian Folkways album 'Empire Electric.' A welcome-in that's lush and gentle, the song is dedicated to No-No Boy's friend Jim Mizuta and his community, who founded an onion farm in eastern Oregon after being incarcerated at the Japanese American internment camp Heart Mountain. Directed by Julian Saporiti and Emilia Halvorsen Saporiti Julian Saporiti: lead vocal, instruments, programming Emilia Halvorsen Saporiti: harmony vocal Purchase/Stream: Smithsonian Folkways: https://folkways.si.edu/no-no-boy/empire-electric Bandcamp: https://nonoboy.bandcamp.com/album/empire-electric All other platforms: https://orcd.co/no-no-boy-empire-electric There are seemingly infinite layers of meaning to be found in No-No Boy’s third album, Empire Electric. You can listen closely to singer-songwriter Julian Saporiti’s lyrics, which juxtapose true stories of struggle from throughout Asia and its diaspora with Saporiti’s own reckoning with intergenerational trauma. You could also let the majesty of Saporiti’s songcraft wash over you, his captivating melodies cloaking those themes in a veneer of hope and ecstasy. But the deepest storytelling happens at the sonic level, as sounds drawn from across the Eastern hemisphere mingle freely with distinctly American instrumentation – banjo and koto, lap-steel and guzheng – while electronically manipulated field recordings of rushing water, chirping birds and other natural sounds ground us in the now. Adventurous and affecting, Empire Electric offers a vision for a new kind of folk music, one that tells unorthodox stories through unorthodox means and finds new pathways through our tangled roots. No-No Boy: https://www.nonoboyproject.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nonoboyalbum Twitter: https://twitter.com/NoNoBoyMusic Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nonoboysongwriter Smithsonian Folkways: https://folkways.si.edu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smithsonianfolkwaysrecordings Twitter: https://twitter.com/Folkways Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smithsonianfolkways Support our work! Become a Friend of Folkways: https://folkways.si.edu/friends-of-folkways The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (www.si.edu/copyright). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
Video Duration:
3 min 40 sec
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music folk "Woody Guthrie" "Pete Seeger" Smithsonian Folkways old-time non-profit
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