Searchlight Serenade

Searchlight Serenade

More than 120,000 Japanese Americans were forced to live in incarceration camps during World War II. As people endeavored to create a sense of normalcy during their incarceration, many detainees still enjoyed the popular music of the day - swing. This program tells the stories of 9 detainees - big band musicians - who created a soulful escape for themselves and their fellow prisoners.