San Jose JACL and the Mountain View Buddhist Temple are pleased to present:

Minidoka Swing Band from Portland, Oregon


with special guests Jun Daiko

Sunday, May 19, 2019, 7:00pm
Mountain View Buddhist Temple Sangha Hall
575 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043

The Portland-based Minidoka Swing Band was formed in September 2007, as a tribute to Japanese Americans interned during World War II and to highlight the music popular in the Internment Camps. The Minidoka Swing Band tells the story of WWII’s Japanese American Internment using the Big Band music of the era, actual home-videos taken from inside the camps, and narration by actual survivors. MSB uses original poetry by former Oregon Poet Laureate (2006-2010) Lawson Inada as well as personal stories by jazz musicians Larry Nobori and Nola Sugai Bogle (all three of whom are former Internees) and MSB band members whose parents and families were incarcerated.


Jun Daiko is the resident taiko group at Mountain View Buddhist Temple. In addition to traditional Japanese music, modern rhythms and other ethnic influences are incorporated into the Jun Daiko repertoire. Jun Daiko supports the taiko program Mountain View Buddhist Temple by teaching classes for youth and adults.

The 2nd half of the May 19th program will feature a collaboration between the Minidoka Swing Band and Jun Daiko.