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July 30, 2020

Shin Kawasaki on Being a Musician During COVID-19, his Japanese Family's Migration Story, and Soundchasing

Shin Kawasaki on Being a Musician During COVID-19, his Japanese Family's Migration Story, and Soundchasing

In Season 1, Episode 13, I interview musician Shin Kawasaki who sings the MigrAsians song "Find Another Way." Shin came from Japan to Los Angeles to pursue his music dreams as a young adult, and he's basically been here ever since! Until COVID-19 hit, Shin had a Tuesday night residency at The Escondite and talks about how he has been faring during the pandemic.

Shin share's some interesting stories about his family's ancestry and struggles, including escaping what is today, North Korea, and starting out in poverty in Japan. He also discusses his views on Japanese politics and culture. We also get to a few of his new songs on his latest EP Six Songs from Insomnia (Spotify) at the end of the episode. If you purchase his album from Bandcamp, he will match it with a donation to ACLU, LA's Downtown’s Women's Center, and the Little Tokyo Service Center.

Find Shin on Spotify and all the streaming platforms under shinkawasaki.

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Music
Shin Kawasaki: Find Another Way
CC Mixter: Resonance by Airtone

Cover Art
Tiffany Wong Art

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