Fushicho Daiko (Phoenix Taiko Drummers) concert was held at the Colly Soleri Music Center commemorating the 30th anniversary of the passing of Paolo Soleri’s late wife Colly who loved music. Jeff Stein, the new president of the Cosanti Foundation, made an introductory speech paying tribute to Colly’s legacy.
[photos: David DeGomez & text: Tomiaki Tamura]
Fushicho Daiko in the Arcosanti Amphitheater entertained the audience with powerful and fascinating rhythms woven into their storytelling, humor and an excitingly unique blend of music.
The second part of the concert expanded into the Skytheater facing the Arcosanti valley. The drummers joined in the Arcosanti Pictograph (light and sound show).
The projection of the images onto the vertical cliffs across the valley, created by Kagemusha, Arcosanti shadow warriors, and the dynamic Fushicho drum beats filled the desert theater.