TAIKO EXTRAVAGANZA 2019
Saturday, June 1st at 7 p.m.
Scottsdale, Arizona– Ancient Sounds of Peace (WYVEAA) co-produced by K2 Enterprise will present Ken Koshio TAIKO EXTRAVAGANZA 2019 “Migrations: the way of life” taking place at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Artsfor the 5hannual Ken Koshio’s producing show in Arizona (first one in 2015).
Our past shows have been a big success to reach to a lot of local people as message of Koshio’s Life Beats. The last Audiences commented how they felt connected to the soul and energy throughout this masterpiece of performing art.
The theme of this show is “Migrations”as the art form of drumming beats are roots of our indigenes sprit of intertwine to celebrate and experience the colorful diversity of cultures and generations.
In Human history, for millions years, people have been continuing our own journey from one place to another with the intentions of creating new life and future with hope and dream.Ken Koshio also moved to the united state 20 years ago.
Since ancient times, Taiko in Japanese means drumming beats (太鼓)and ancient time (太古) . They are connecting our ancestry from the past to the future as creating our life beats, influenced by many elements such as nature, history and certain time of your life.
Koshio’s passion is to create the most rewarding experience possible and express the importance of our origin learning from experiences. This show is to celebrate with different expressions, dynamics of fusion beats, music, dance and vibration for all generation.
This amazing collaboration of diverse cultures together and different style of artistic expressions will be brought to the stage, in tune with the rhythms of nature within our Grand Canyon State of Arizona as worm (胎内) of the earth.
Letter from Mr. Chiba, Consul General of Japan
Consulate General of Japan
350 south grand avenue, suite 1700
los Angeles, California 90071
Telephone (213) 617-6700
It is my pleasure to express heartfelt greetings to Ancient Sounds of Peace, Producer Ken Koshio, performers, supporters and to all gathered for Taiko Extravaganza – The Tree of Life.
Taiko embodies the heart and soul of Japan and its people and is an important element of traditional Japanese culture. The sights and sounds of taiko, a recognizable feature of Japanese and Japanese-American cultural events in the United States, serve as a successful bridge for Japan-U.S. friendship.
Mr. Koshio has helped foster understanding of Japanese culture among wide audiences through his taikoperformances, workshops and teaching. By cultivating new connections betweentaikoand other types of music and culture in Arizona, Mr. Koshio and his fellow performers have also enriched cross-cultural understanding and supported new opportunities for collaboration.
Thank you for your hard work over the years in spreading Japanese culture through the beat of taikodrums. Please accept my best wishes for a successful Taiko Extravaganza.
Consul General of Japan