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A world premier visionary-inspirational vocalist and songwriter, Kiyoshi, has a deep passion for empowering humanity. Kiyoshi and his band engage audiences worldwide with a highly interactive and authentic stage performance, getting the crowd dancing and moving like no other.

Born in Saginaw, Michigan, Kiyoshi received his first introduction to the world of harmony & sound healing from his music teacher father. Blending styles from his Pacific Island and African American lineage, he built his reputation as one of Metro Detroit’s most creative and talented artists when he relocated to Ann Arbor. Talent shows, poetry slams, open mics, and the underground hiphop scenes in the Midwest nurtured his ability to command an audience on demand.

Kiyoshi currently resides in Southern California, where he performs, curates events, and teaches yoga in his free time.  He’s collaborated with a plethora of talented musicians and producers including The Polish Ambassador, Kaminanda, Luminaries Crew, and many more.  Kiyoshi has been featured on countless media outlets including MTV, VH1, NBC, URB, and opened up for notable acts such as Zap Mamma, Aloe Blacc, Xavier Rudd, Mayer Hawthorne, and Slum Village.  He was recently featured on the “Ready to Live” Health & Wellness mixtape executive produced by Stic of the legendary hiphop duo Dead Prez amongst other rap heavyweights including Nas, KRS-One, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Styles P, and others repping a healthy lifestyle through hip hop culture.

Together with his world-class live band (Damion Willis: drum set, Jamie Shadowlight: violin, Krista Richards: vocals, OpenOptics: turntables), Kiyoshi Music fuses upbeat hiphop/soulful sounds with world musical vibrations.  Today, with many years of creating rhythms and rhymes, they tour internationally to perform at socially conscious events, festivals, and venues, bringing soul and swagger to the masses.

Upcoming Shows

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October 6th:

Riverside, CA – Holi Fest of Colors

Los Angeles, CA – Holi Fest of Colors

Solana Beach, CA – Double EP Release Party with DTO at Belly Up – 7:30pm

Spanish Fork, UT – Holi Fest of Colors

Santa Barbara, CA – Lucidity Festival

Las Vegas, NV – Holi Fest of Colors

San Francisco, CA – Holi Fest of Colors

Oceanside, CA – Holi Fest of Colors

Ogden, UT – Holi Fest of Colors

Salt Lake City, UT – Holi Fest of Colors

Sacramento, CA – Holi Fest of Colors

Reno, NV – Holi Fest of Colors

March 3: Riverside, CA – Holi Fest of Colors

March 10-11: Los Angeles, CA – Holi Fest of Colors

March 20: Solana Beach, CA – Double EP Release Party with DTO at Belly Up – 7:30pm

March 24-25: Spanish Fork, UT – Holi Fest of Colors

April 4-6: Santa Barbara, CA – Lucidity Festival

April 14: Las Vegas, NV – Holi Fest of Colors

April 28: San Francisco, CA – Holi Fest of Colors

May 12: Oceanside, CA – Holi Fest of Colors

May 26: Ogden, UT – Holi Fest of Colors

June 9: Salt Lake City, UT – Holi Fest of Colors

Sept 29: Sacramento, CA – Holi Fest of Colors

Oct 6: Reno, NV – Holi Fest of Colors

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