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Guide to the Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations oral history collection 2011.019

Brooklyn Historical Society
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Brooklyn 11201

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Collection processed by Julia Lipkins with assistance from Elena Locascio

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 Revised by Maggie Schreiner Revised by Amy Lau  , June 2019 , March 2021

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Kai Michael Denn Ando, 2013 February 5

Biographical note

Kai Michael Denn Ando was born to a white American mother and a Japanese American father in Seattle, Washington. He was raised in Seattle and New York City. Ando received a B.M. in jazz performance and double bass from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He worked in the music and publishing industries.

Scope and Contents

In the interview, Ando discusses his parents' marriage, divorce, and remarriages; relatives' experiences of World War II in the United States and Japan; experiences living on the East and West Coasts; and personal health issues, including a bout with cancer. Interview conducted by Manissa Maharawal.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the interview is available onsite at the Brooklyn Historical Society's Othmer Library. The Brooklyn Historical Society does not have permission to license oral history audio recordings or transcripts to third parties.

Subject Topics

  • Japanese Americans -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Japanese Americans -- World War, 1939-1945
  • Musicians -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Racially mixed families
  • Cancer -- Patients
  • Education -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Education, Higher -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Racially mixed people

Subject Places

  • Boston (Mass.)
  • Seattle (Wash.)