KEN KOSHIO PEACE CONCERT “Weaving a Life”
Time & Location
About the Event
At the Harumi Yoga + Scottsdale, Arizona
Ken Koshio presents “PEACE CONCERT – Weaving a life”.
The theme of this concert is “Weaving a Life”.
In our woven lives, the empty are the very places where we can see with new eyes, where we can look behind the day-to-day weaving for a moment to see our deeper truths and peace within.
Koshio’s desire is to express the art of drum beats and roots of or indigenous spirit are intertwined to celebrate and experience the cultures and generations. Taiko in Japanese means “drumming beats” (太鼓) and “ancient time” (太古). Since ancient times, Taiko has connected our ancestral expression from the past to the future.
Taiko creates "life beats" from a past living tree.
Koshio Biography: www.kenkoshio.com
Producer, Japanese folk artist, Taiko player and Peace activist
Ken was born in Japan and has been traveling around the world as a street singer. Currently based in Phoenix, he creates fusion music with Native Americans and has produced a Japanese folk tale musical story: Sakura no Ne (collaborated with the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix).
He is not only a musician but he also acts as a cultural ambassador of Japan and a cultural bridge of the world. He works with a group of Native American artists collaborating with their dance, music, drumming and singing. He tours Japan with several Native American artists to create new exchanges in this global age. We know that music and art are one of the great tools to communicate between cultures and languages.
Ken is in the Guinness Book of World records 2013 for the concert performing in front of 40,000 people with more than 500 artists in India. He received the Mayor’s Arts Awards 2015, Music Category and was Nominated to the Governor’s Arts Award 2016, Artist Category.
Now he shares his Japanese spirit of WA taiko at his dojo WAKONKAN and he has been producing cultural events as K2Enterprise from 2013.