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120,000 Stories

Nobuko Miyamoto
120,000 Stories

Nobuko Miyamoto is an icon of Asian American music and activism. Since the early 1970s, she has been exploring ways to reclaim and respirit our minds, bodies, histories, and communities, using the arts to create social change and forge solidarity. 120,000 Stories collects powerful new songs, reinterpretations of old ones, and recordings from across her career, including from the seminal 1973 album A Grain of Sand and the band Warriors of the Rainbow. These songs speak to past and present struggles—for self-determination, Black Lives, the environment. They chronicle difficult histories, they celebrate resilient traditions, and most of all, they endeavor to connect communities.

RELATED VIDEOS
Making 120,000 Stories, March 12, 2021 panel featuring Nobuko Miyamoto and album producers Quetzal Flores and Derek Nakamoto
Watch the video for "What Time Is it on the Clock of the World?"

Track Listing

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We Are the Children Nobuko Miyamoto feat. Derek Nakamoto 04:16
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102
Not Yo' Butterfly Nobuko Miyamoto feat. Tylana Enomoto 04:19
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103
Gaman Nobuko Miyamoto feat. Derek Nakamoto 06:27
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104
Tampopo (Dandelion) Nobuko Miyamoto feat. Kenny Endo 06:08
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105
Somos Asiáticos Nobuko Miyamoto feat. Martha González, Gabriel González, Cava González Miranda 05:26
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106
Ichigo Ichie Nobuko Miyamoto feat. Kenny Endo 04:37
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107
What Is the Color of Love? Nobuko Miyamoto feat. Gerald Albright 07:26
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108
120,000 Stories Nobuko Miyamoto feat. Mike Penny, George Abe 05:02
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109
Meditation on a Lotus Nobuko Miyamoto feat. Tex Nakamura 08:31
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110
Black Lives Matter Nobuko Miyamoto feat. Gerald Albright 05:59
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111
What Time Is It on the Clock of the World? Nobuko Miyamoto feat. Juan A. Pérez, Tex Nakamura 03:49
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112
To All Relations / Tala‘a 'l-badru ‘alaynā Nobuko Miyamoto, Asiyah Ayubbi 03:03
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201
Yellow Pearl Chris Kando Iijima, Nobuko Miyamoto, Charlie Chin 03:02
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202
Free the Land Chris Kando Iijima, Nobuko Miyamoto, Charlie Chin feat. Attallah Ayyubi, Mutulu Shakur 03:36
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203
West to East Nobuko Miyamoto, Benny Yee feat. Russel Baba 05:04
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204
Beckoning Nobuko Miyamoto, Russel Baba feat. Benny Yee 03:31
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205
American Made Nobuko Miyamoto 05:10
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206
English Lesson Young Ae Park, Nobuko Miyamoto 06:20
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207
Pilipino Tango Jose De Vega, Nobuko Miyamoto 07:23
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208
To All Relations (Mitakuye Oyasin) Nobuko Miyamoto feat. Duncan Pain, Francis Awe 06:24
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209
Fortunata Nobuko Miyamoto feat. June Kuramoto, Jesse Acuna 06:30
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210
Yuiyo Bon Odori Nobuko Miyamoto feat. George Abe 03:48
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211
Mottainai Nobuko Miyamoto feat. Nancy Sekizawa, Carla Vega 03:37
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212
Cycles of Change Nobuko Miyamoto, Martha González feat. Quetzal 04:27
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213
Bam Butsu, No Tsunagari (10,000 Things, All Connected) Nancy Sekizawa, César Castro, Nobuko Miyamoto feat. Rev. Masao Kodani, Martha González 06:26