TAIKO EXTRAVAGANZA 2020
Flower of Life
Saturday, June 13th at 7 p.m.
Scottsdale, Arizona – Ancient Sounds of Peace (WYVEAA ) co-produced by K2 Enterprise, presents “Ken Koshio TAIKO EXTRAVAGANZA 2020 – Flower of LIfe” taking place at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts for the 6th annual show in Arizona.
Our past shows have been a huge success, reaching many local people through the message of Koshio’s Life Beats. At our most recent show, we received many comments from our audience that they felt a deep connection between the soul and energy produced throughout this masterpiece of performing art.
The theme of this year’s show is “Flower of Life”. It is one of the basic sacred geometry shapes and it symbolizes the cycle of creation and reminds us of the unity of everything: we’re all built from the same origin.
Our desire is to express the art of drum beats and the roots of our indigenous spirit are intertwined to celebrate and experience the colorful diversity of cultures and generations and to remember our life and consciousness arise from one source.
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.
Ken Koshio’s passion is to share the most rewarding experience possible and express the importance of our origin. This amazing collaboration of diverse cultures and different styles of artistic expressions will be brought to the stage in tune with the rhythms of nature within our Grand Canyon State of Arizona as the “womb” (胎内) of the earth.
This show will feature a variety of expressions, dynamics of fusion beats, music, dance, and vibrations for all generations!
Date: Saturday, June 13th
Time; 7 -9 p,m.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
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