Club Nisei Encore! Japanese Music of Hawaii
This recording is a second compilation of music performed, circa 1947 through the 1950s, by sons and daughters of migrant workers, Americans of Japanese ancestry born and raised in Hawaii.
Club Nisei’s music is representative of a child’s connection to parents and grandparents—and through them, a connection to Japanese culture. It’s also a manifestation of love of music and a deep collective desire to be on equal footing with other ethnic groups in the islands.