Aunt Lily’s Flower Book: 100 Years of Legalized Racism
True tales of resilience take the stage at “Aunt Lily’s Flower Book”: a grandfather who built the railroad, a father in the 442nd while his wife is in Poston Internment Camp, aunts and uncles in Hiroshima, a violin and the birth of a movement. Family stories and memoirs are woven with archival photographs and historic film clips in this piece written and performed by Brenda Wong Aoki with live music by Emmy Award winning composer and contra-bassist Mark Izu featuring koto-master Shoko Hikage.
These performance by Brenda Wong Aoki are hosted by Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (FMCAC) as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival, which runs from May 25 – June 4 exclusively at FMCAC. The Festival features more than 100 performances by over 60 different artists, ensembles and companies. Get discounts on tickets to see multiple shows at the Festival by buying a Festival pass. More details HERE.