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MUSIC VIDEOS

"Little Monk"

Official music video for Smithsonian Folkways, 2023.

Directed by The Saporitis & Little Monk Panda Scout.

"The Onion Kings of Ontario"

Official music video for Smithsonian Folkways, 2023. 

Directed by Emilia Halvorsen Saporiti.

"Mekong Baby"

Official music video for Smithsonian Folkways, 2023.

Directed by Julian and Emilia Saporiti.

"The Best God Damn Band in Wyoming"

Official music video for Smithsonian Folkways, 2021.

Directed by Julian and Emilia Saporiti. Set Design and costumes by Emilia.

"Imperial Twist"

Lyric video, 2021. Directed by Julian Saporiti. Art by Emilia Saporiti.

"Tell Hanoi I Love Her"

Offical Music Video for Smithsonian Folkways, 2022. Dir. Emilia Saporiti.

"Sand Creek"
"1942" (projections)

Offical Music Video for Smithsonian Folkways, 2021. Dir. Saporiti/Halvorsen

1942 full album + projections, 2018.

DOCUMENTARIES

1975

Making of 1975. Dir. Albert Tong for Smithsonian Folkways, 2021.

Shishmaref

No-No Boy travels to the remote Alaskan village of Shishmaref to share songs, teach and learn. Smithsonian Folklife, 2021. Dir. Julian Saporiti

"FOR JOY" 

A short film about Joy Takeshita Teraoka, singer for the George Igawa Orchestra, the jazz band which formed at Heart Mountain during WWII and performed in camp and across Wyoming, 2019. Dir. Julian Saporiti

Live On KEXP

Live performance + interviews on KEXP, 2021.

CONCERT FILMS

CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS
"Hold Me Lover, Tell Me Lies"

1975 companion film made for Carnegie Hall's Voices of Hope Festival, 2021. Made with generous support from an RACC grant.

"Carolina By Night"

Concert film commissioned by Davidson College, 2020. 

"ORIENT OREGON (vol.1)"

Orient Oregon (Vol. 1) -- classroom version of 2020 film collaboration with Portland Taiko featuring taiko performances and original No-No Boy songs set to Japanese Oregonian home movies filmed between the 1920s-1960s. Full version with Q and A available here.

WORKSHOPS

"Honouliuli" Songwriting Workshop

Songwriting Workshop for Ohio University, 2021.

HISTORY + SONIC EFFECTS

A short talk/demonstration transforming field recordings taken at historical research sites into music as well as exploring effects pedals as helpful metaphors for the historian. Excerpted from a fall 2020 presentation for the University of Wyoming Art Museum. 

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