Through the poetic lyrics of over 200 holehole bushi (Japanese folksongs), Franklin Odo (Founding Director, Smithsonian Institution’s Asian Pacific American Program) traces the experiences of Japanese immigrant plantation sugar workers during the late 19th and early 20th centuries in his new book Voices from the Canefields: Folksongs from Japanese Immigrant Workers in Hawai‘i.
Wednesday, January 22 will be a night of celebration as we join NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute in marking the publication of Dr. Odo’s latest book with a selection of readings, song, and film.
Where: A/P/A Institute at NYU This event takes place in New York City.
When: January 22, 2014, 6:30 PM
RSVP by Monday, January 20
Co-sponsored by the Japanese American Association of New York, Japanese American National Museum, and Hālāwai.
Read JANM’s October 2013 interview with Dr. Franklin Odo on Discover Nikkei >>