Piece Comment

Musical Personal Tour Through Mixed Identity

Cristina Quinn's debut documentary is a refreshing tour through multiracial identity through her own personal story and that of three others. The quality of interviews is impeccable and her choice of music is hip and varied. I would have preferred not to have stereotypical sounds like the gong when she reveals she's Japanese (Taiko drums would be more ethnically appropo) but this is an enjoyable half-hour. Well here's a thought for stations: Pair this piece with my own Secret Asian Woman and you have a full hour on Mixed Race identity! http://www.prx.org/pieces/23753-secret-asian-woman