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1975

No-No Boy
1975
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No-No Boy is the musical project of Vietnamese American singer and scholar Julian Saporiti. On his Smithsonian Folkways debut 1975, named after the year Saigon fell, Saporiti investigates his own family heritage as well as life in WWII Japanese internment camps, immigrant detention centers and refugee camps in 2020, and other stories of immigration that illustrate the complexities of becoming American. His songs are the epitome of folk storytelling in the modern era, as he interweaves histories with field recordings from the sites of collective trauma and fragments of Asian American musical tradition, from jazz to rock, to choral music). With his plaintive, direct voice, he takes listeners on a deeply human journey through the Asian American experience in the US.

Track Listing

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St. Denis or Bangkok, from a Hotel Balcony No-No Boy featuring Jacqueline Saporiti 2:04
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Imperial Twist No-No Boy featuring Robert Vifian 3:31
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The Best God Damn Band in Wyoming No-No Boy 3:50
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Gimme Chills No-No Boy 3:26
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Close Your Eyes and Dream of Flowers No-No Boy featuring Juan Betancourt Garcia 3:26
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Honouliuli No-No Boy featuring Emilia Halvorsen 4:32
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Pilgrims No-No Boy featuring Emilia Halvorsen 4:19
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Where the Sand Creek Meets the Arkansas River No-No Boy featuring Kristin Weber 4:42
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Tell Hanoi I Love Her No-No Boy 2:53
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Khmerica No-No Boy 3:49
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Miss Burma No-No Boy featuring Takénobu 2:44
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Tony Ramone No-No Boy 3:19