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Kyōdai

An interplay of home videos and music from the Japanese Canadian Community

December 3, 2022 at 7:30 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)
The Fox Cabaret 2321 Main St. at 7th Ave., Vancouver
LIVE Online
Tickets: Sliding-Scale from $18 (plus processing fees). Buy Now

Witness Japanese Canadian musicians Jason de Couto, Prince Shima, and Āza Nabuko in a multi-sensory concert experience in collaboration with Powell Street Festival Society and the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre. Join us at the Fox Cabaret as these musicians explore the theme of kyōdai (siblings) through the lens of curated, sought-after home videos from pre, during, and post incarceration, produced by artist and video archivist Jeffery Chong. Kyōdai acts as a rallying call to embrace our heritage, deepen communal bonds, and reveal what’s known and unknown about our relationships past, present, and future.

Also at the event, get your hands on some very special, limited-edition Powell Street Festival winter merchandise and chat with friends from the festival over from the Fox’s bar. Kyōdai will also be live streamed online, so you can take part in this one-of-a-kind sonic and visual experience from anywhere!

In-Person Tickets

Tickets for this event are available on a sliding scale from $18-$50 (plus processing fees), please choose an amount you are comfortable with and enjoy the performance. All tickets are general admission, and will be held at the door. 19+. Thank you for your support!

Online Livestream Tickets

Tickets for this event are available on a sliding scale from $18-$50 (plus processing fees), please choose an amount you are comfortable with and enjoy the performance. Once purchased, you will receive an email from Eventbrite with a link to access the stream on our online event page, please tune in just before 7:30 PM Pacific time. Make sure to use an email you can check, and to look in your junk/spam folder for this confirmation. You can also find the stream by logging-in to your account on eventbrite.ca.

Please note that a recording will not be made available after the event. Thank you for your support!

Accessibility and Content Warnings

The Fox Cabaret is wheelchair accessible. Kyōdai takes place in the cabaret room, accessible through a ramped entrance. The Fox also has a wheelchair accessible washroom in the space.

The Fox Cabaret is a bar and nightclub space with dim lighting.

About the Artists

Jason de Couto is a Vancouver based musician focused primarily on piano and keyboards. He works with a variety of musicians, ensembles, and multi-disciplinary artists in an array of styles and genres. He holds degrees from UBC, SFU and Capilano University, and is currently also a music teacher working in the Vancouver School District.   

Prince Shima (Bradley Kurushima) is a third generation Japanese Canadian settler based on Vancouver Island. He is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer working in the spaces between art-pop and experimental ambient music. He combines analog and digital instruments to create otherworldly landscapes, with the aim of making transportative and transformative music. 

Based in Vancouver BC, multi instrumentalist Āza Nabuko is already making waves in the music industry. Landing a sync placement with Netflix’s ‘Tiny Pretty Things’ and a spot in the top 100 in CBC Searchlight for 2020, the industry is just starting to get to know Āza Nabuko. Her style is at the junction of genres that express tones of chill-out indie and powerful pop / alternative vibes. Aza’s debut EP was released by JumpAttack! Records in July of 2019. Her first full length album ‘Indigo’ has been released since. The honesty in Aza’s music comes from personal experience and understanding, writing for expression and for those who need to hear. 

Jeffery Chong works with time-based media and photography. His practice is informed by his work as an archival film conservation technician specializing in preserving home movies. His films have exhibited across North America. Jeffery lives and works on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.  

Press Release

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