Last month, the City of Chicago asked Sen Morimoto and Tasha to perform for their Millennium Park At Home live stream series, which has taken the place of the city’s annual free live shows at the downtown greenspace. Before airing, though, Morimoto pulled his video after he was asked to remove a message he’d included at the beginning of the footage criticizing Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s handling of the recent protests and, of course, the events that have led to crowds gathering outside her home in the first place. Soon after, Tasha pulled her clip as well.
But tonight their sets will be made available on Morimoto’s YouTube channel beginning at 6 p.m. PST, with the audio later being made available on Bandcamp with proceeds benefiting The Prison and Neighborhood Arts Project.The audio will be shared this Friday, which happens to be another Bandcamp Friday, meaning 100 percent of sales will directly benefit the project aimed at connecting teaching artists to inmates of the Stateville Prison. Find more details below, and stream the perfromance later tonight here.