In Conversation

Music in the Asian American Movement: Nobuko Miyamoto, “Atomic” Nancy Sekizawa, and Mia Yamamoto

Episode Summary

This week we bring you Music in the Asian American Movement: Interviews with Nobuko Miyamoto, “Atomic” Nancy Sekizawa, and Mia Yamamoto. Hosted by Zen Sekizawa, the episode takes a deep dive into the intersectionality of music, activism, identity, and culture in the United States. From a family’s return to Los Angeles after being removed to WWII Japanese Internment Camps, to working in the courts as a transgendered civil rights attorney, to fronting punk bands, their collective stories take us on a powerful journey that crisscrosses the country and spans generations.

Episode Notes

Nobuko Miyamoto, “Atomic” Nancy Sekizawa, and Mia Yamamoto
In Conversation with Zen Sekizawa

This week we bring you Music in the Asian American Movement: Interviews with Nobuko Miyamoto, “Atomic” Nancy Sekizawa, and Mia Yamamoto. Hosted by Zen Sekizawa, the episode takes a deep dive into the intersectionality of music, activism, identity, and culture in the United States. From a family’s return to Los Angeles after being removed to WWII Japanese Internment Camps, to working in the courts as a transgendered civil rights attorney, to fronting punk bands, their collective stories take us on a powerful journey that crisscrosses the country and spans generations.

About our guests:

Nobuko Miyamoto – Artivist, member of Grain of Sand and Founder of Great Leap Inc.

“Atomic” Nancy Sekizawa – Owner and the heart and soul of the historic punk institution The Atomic Cafe.

Mia Yamamoto – Transgender criminal defense attorney and civil rights activist.

In Conversation is produced by dublab. Sound editing and music are by Matteah Baim. Due to rights reasons music from the original broadcast has been removed. To hear more, please visit dublab.com.