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    "body": "<html><body><br/>\n<div id=\"databox-Albums\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>Name:A Grain of Sand;\nArtist:Chris Iijima; Nobuko Miyamoto; William \"Charlie\" Chin;\nType:;\nRecorded:;\nReleased:1973;\nGenre:;\nLength:;\nLabel:;\nProducer:Paredon Records;\nWebsite:;\nMBLink:;\nDCLink:;\n</p>\n</div>\n<div class=\"floatright\"></div>\n<div class=\"rgonly\">\n<!--\"rgdatabox-CoreDisplay\" removed-->\n<div id=\"rgdatabox-Core\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>RGMediaType:albums;\nTitle:A Grain of Sand: Music for the Struggle by Asians in America;\nCreators:Chris Kando Iijima; Joanne Nobuko Miyamoto; William \"Charlie\" Chin;\nInterestLevel:Grades 9-12; Adult;\nReadingLevel:;\nGuidedReadingLevel:;\nLexile:;\nTheme:Evils of racism; Immigrant experience; Injustice;\nGenre:Contemporary Folk;\nPoV:Multiple;\nRelatedEvents:Native American experiences; Latino American experiences; Chinese American experiences; African American experiences;\nAvailability:Widely available;\nFreeWebVersion:No;\nPrimarySecondary:;\nHasTeachingAids:No;\nWarnings:Some drug content;\nDenshoTopic:;\nGeography:California; Chicago, Illinois; New York, New York;\nChronology:1970s;\nFacility:;\n</p>\n</div>\n</div>\n<p>Originally produced and released in 1973 by Paredon Records, <i>A Grain of Sand: Music for the Struggle by Asians in America</i> by folk trio <a href=\"/wiki/Chris_Iijima\" title=\"Chris Iijima\">Chris Kando Iijima</a>, <a href=\"/wiki/Nobuko_Miyamoto\" title=\"Nobuko Miyamoto\">Nobuko JoAnne Miyamoto</a>, and William \"Charlie\" Chin is widely recognized to be the first album of Asian American music. The record is a combination of folk songs, political ballads and protest songs. The music was written, performed and recorded at the height of the Asian American, black, and anti-war movements in the early '70s by New York musicians and activists Iijima, Miyamoto, and Chin, who were then in their twenties and early thirties. The original album includes artwork by Arlan Huang/Artist Resource Basement Workshop on the album jacket and liner notes with a political statement by the musicians, lyrics, and a list of Asian American publications from the era. One of the songs, \"We Are the Children,\" is likely the first song in English to explicitly mention the wartime incarceration of Japanese Americans.\n</p><p>\"A Grain of Sand\" was re-issued in 1997 in CD format by Bindu Records. In 1991, the entire Paredon catalog was donated to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, which has made the album and their original liner notes available online.\n</p><p>Track list:\n</p>\n<ul><li>Yellow Pearl</li>\n<li>Wandering Chinaman</li>\n<li>Imperialism is Another Word for Hunger</li>\n<li>Something About Me Today</li>\n<li>Jonathan Jackson</li>\n<li>We Are the Children</li>\n<li>Warriors of the Rainbow</li>\n<li>Foolish Old Man who Removed the Mountains</li>\n<li>Somos Asiaticos (We are Asians)</li>\n<li>War of the Flea</li>\n<li>Divide and Conquer</li>\n<li>Free the Land</li></ul>\n<div id=\"authorByline\"><b>Authored by <a href=\"/wiki/Patricia_Wakida\" title=\"Patricia Wakida\">Patricia Wakida</a></b></div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">Wakida, Patricia</div>\n<h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">For More Information</span></h2>\n<p>Kim, Sojin. \"<a class=\"external text\" href=\"http://www.folkways.si.edu/magazine/2011_spring/cover_story-a-grain-of-sand.aspx\" rel=\"nofollow\">A Grain of Sand: Music for the Struggle by Asians in America.</a>\" <i>Smithsonian Folkways Magazine</i>, Spring 2011.\n</p><p>Phillips, Gary. \"<a class=\"external text\" href=\"http://www.colorlines.com/archives/1998/06/dancing_between_the_notes_music_and_asian_american_panethnicity.html\" rel=\"nofollow\">Dancing Between the Notes: Music and Asian American Panethnicity.</a>\" <i>Colorlines</i>, June 10, 1998.\n</p><p>Smithsonian Folkways site: <a class=\"external free\" href=\"http://www.folkways.si.edu/chris-kando-iijima-joanne-nobuko-miyamoto-charlie-chin/a-grain-of-sand-music-for-the-struggle-by-asians-in-america/american-folk-protest/music/album/smithsonian\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://www.folkways.si.edu/chris-kando-iijima-joanne-nobuko-miyamoto-charlie-chin/a-grain-of-sand-music-for-the-struggle-by-asians-in-america/american-folk-protest/music/album/smithsonian</a>. [Includes liner notes/lyrics and links to music.\n</p><p><i><a href=\"/wiki/A_Song_for_Ourselves_(film)\" title=\"A Song for Ourselves (film)\">A Song for Ourselves</a></i>. Documentary film written and directed by Tadashi Nakamura. Los Angeles: Downtown Community Media Center, 2009. [Documentary film on the life of Chris Iijima.]\n</p><p>Wang, Oliver. \"Between the Notes: Finding Asian America in Popular Music.\" <i>American Music</i> 19.4 (Winter 2001): 439–65.\n</p>\n<!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.080 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.084 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 228/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 1504/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 5299/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 1427/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 3/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key mediawiki:pcache:idhash:1499-0!*!0!*!*!5!* and timestamp 20170713021122 and revision id 25487\n -->\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div></body></html>",
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