Songs on the Wind

“Songs on the Wind,” explored the role music played in the lives of Heart Mountain incarcerees. Supported in part by a grant from thinkWY/Wyoming Humanities, the exhibit blended film, music, art, and camp artifacts, immersing audiences in this unique aspect of Heart Mountain’s history.

The exhibit was guest curated by Saporiti and Erin Aoyama, both doctoral students in American Studies at Brown University studying the Asian American experience and Japanese American incarceration. Aoyama and Saporiti have focused much of their research on the musical history of the camps and, in an effort to reach a broader audience, have turned their research into original folk songs and a multimedia storytelling performance, called “No-No Boy,” which they have shared with audiences around the country.