Episode 11 of the I Am Multicultural podcast is the blasian love story of Chie Davis, who leaves behind her family in Japan to move abroad (the first in her family) and in the process falls in love with a famous African-American musician Dennis Davis, 25 years older than her. We also discuss how her son Hikaru’s special project Tracing My Dad is helping him understand who his father was off and on the road as drummer to Roy Ayers, Steve Wonder, David Bowie & several other popular musicians.
Multicultural Topics Addressed
- Falling in love with a famous African-American drummer – musician and living in New York as a blasian couple
- Facing your family’s reaction when they realize you are a blasian couple: how Chie’s Japanese parents reacted to her blasian (black & Asian) relationship with Dennis Davis
- Becoming pregnant during a challenging time as a blasian married couple
- Learning about each other’s culture and connecting as a blasian couple through food and cooking
- How Dennis immersed himself in her culture during their 15yr marriage
Chie Davis shares:
- 21:01 – I wanted my son’s name to have some kind of meaning. Life happens, and we all go through some heavy stuff or hard time. He can always find his way because he is the light.
- 37:20 – If you believe in music, music can take you anywhere you want to go and give you anything you want.
- 39:03 – Sometimes you do things that you really love, or you believe in. If you put yourself 150 percent, maybe your dream is not going to come through the way you think it might, but somewhere close or somewhere around to what you were dreaming of.
Get to Know Chie Davis:
- W Floral Design
- Hikaru’s Tracing My Dad Project on Instagram: The HD Projects
- Youtube: Tracing My Dad: The Life and Music of Dennis Davis
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