Arizona-based artist Ken Koshio presents “Taiko’N’ Roll Live Show” at Tempe Center for the Art in Tempe, Arizona on Saturday, June 27 at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $20 and $30. (Advance tickets are $15 and $25)
Tempe Center for the Arts is located at 700 West Rio Salado Parkway,
Tempe, AZ 85281. www.tempe.gov/BoxOffice (480) 350-2822.
Versatile artist Ken Koshio excites people in Phoenix with his taiko music, brought experiences of Hiroshima/Nagasaki atomic bomb survivors to Arizona, delivered symbolic 10,000 origami paper cranes to the Ground Zero of the 911 incidents from Los Angeles and visiting cities along the Route 66, and introduced native American artists in Japan with his own productions.
As a cultural ambassador, Koshio took a helm of producing the Japanese folk tale musical “Sakura no Ne” (Root of Cherry Tree) for promoting the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix.
In 2013 in India, Koshio’s first strike of taiko led the world biggest music orchestra which was set a Guinness World Record.
Now Koshio shares his Japanese spirit of WA taiko at his dojo WAKONKAN in Phoenix and he produces cultural events under K2Enterprise since 2013.
“Taiko’N’ Roll Live Show” will be Koshio’s ultimate showcase of his versatility of music and reflections of his lifelong activities toward the world peace.
Performers include: Jakara, Ken Koshio’s WA taiko professional troupe, John Paul Mendes and Stevie Hagle; Jenn Burden Blossom, belly dancer; Koshio Gumi, Japanese WA taiko troupe; Ryon Polequaptewa, Hopi singer and songwriter and drummer; Alexis Juliard, gong and voice; Dashmesh, didgeridoo player, Heidi Gadd, violinist, and Fushicho Daiko/Phoenix Taiko Drummers.
The Way of Wa: http://youtu.be/C6UrLtKJ9j8