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Ken Koshio: Heartbeats of Mother Earth - Japanese Folk Music and Taiko Drumming

Ken Koshio was born in Japan and has traveled around the world as a singer and musician. Currently based in Phoenix, he creates fusion music with Native American artists and has produced a Japanese folktale musical story, Sakura no Ne (a collaboration with the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix). Koshio has a certified teaching license of Hiroshima Jidaiko (indigenous Taiko drum) from the Hiroshima Preservation Society. He is the first person outside of Japan to receive this license.

Koshio also acts as a cultural ambassador of Japan and was recognized as Japanese Heritage PR ambassador by the Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunka cho) in 2020. He believes that music and art are one of the great tools to communicate between cultures and languages.

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  • Location: MIM - Musical Instrument Museum
  • 4725 E Mayo Blvd
  • Phoenix, AZ 85050
  • Time:
    7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Admission: $44.50
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