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Hiroshima CallingPays Return Visit to Valley
Traveling Exhibit, Survivors Share Stories - Performance Features ‘Lost’ Songs
(Phoenix, AZ July 13, 2015) This year marks the 70th anniversary of the explosion of A-bombs over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, two cities that have for decades appealed for a world of genuine peace free from nuclear weapons.As world powers continue their negotiations on nuclear weapons, a powerful traveling exhibit and evening of stories and music reminds us just what is at stake.
In collaboration with the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, the Arizona-based non-profit Ancient Sounds for Peace bringsthe traveling poster exhibition ‘Hiroshima Calling’ to the Tempe History Museum for six days in August. The exhibition chronicles the bombing of the Japanese cities in August of1945. On Friday, August 7th, a special evening showwill feature ancient Japanese drumming songs from Hiroshima once thought lost to the world and stories from survivors of A-bomb, the European Holocaust, and Arizona’s WWⅡJapanese international camps. The showand poster exhibitarefree and open to the public.
“Hiroshima Calling helps us to remember,” says Ken Koshio, organizer and producer of the event.“In an instant, tens of thousands of lives were lost, and with them their art, songs, stories and the richness of a culture.Hiroshima Calling remembers history and recognizes the importance of cultural artsand their influence on our liveseach day. It reminds us to have hope and to live with our neighbors in a peaceful society.”Koshio first produced Hiroshima Calling in 2008, and again in 2010.
Dates: Poster Panel Exhibit: Tue. Aug. 4 – Sun. Aug. 9, 2015
Tue. – Fri. 10 am – 5 pm / Sun. 1pm – 5pm
Special Performance: Fri. Aug 7, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
- Atomic Bomb Survivor Storytelling
- Taiko Performance with live paint
Origami and other activities 5pm - 8pm
Donations for Friday, Aug 7th performance welcomed
Location: Tempe History Museum
809 E Southern Ave,
Tempe, AZ 85282