Taiko Japanese Drumming

Monday Feb 19, 2018

280 La Entrada Rd
Los Lunas, NM 87031




UNM-Valencia Campus

Phone: 505-925-8600

A lecture and demonstration on the art of Japanese drumming by Anita Lee Gallegos and Bushido Kenkyukai.

Taiko Lecture/Demonstration on Taiko Japanese Drumming by Anita Lee Gallegos and the Bushido Kenkyukai.

A physicist by profession and a 2018 NM Women of STEM honoree, Ms. Gallego has over 25 years of Martial Arts training and is a 5th degree black belt in Shorin Ryu Karate, a 3rd degree black belt in Okinawan Kenpo Kobudō Weapons, and a certified Self Defense Instructor.

Ms. Gallegos has studied Taiko for over 15 years and has her own Taiko dojo as well as her own taiko performing group. She teaches Taiko class for kids and adults. In addition to her regular Taiko training, she has had the great fortune to attended workshops, classes, and/or private training, with some of the who’s who of Taiko such as Takeru Matsushita (Yamato – The Drummers of Japan), Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka (San Francisco Taiko), Tiffany Tamaribuchi (Sacramento Taiko Dan), PJ & Roy Hirabayashi (San Jose Taiko), Sawagi Taiko, Kris Bergstrom (On Ensemble), Koji Nakamura (Koji Nakamura, Shumei Taiko Ensemble), Steven Tokunaga (Makoto Taiko), Esther Vandecar (Fushicho Taiko), Ken Koshio (Ken Koshio, Fushicho Taiko), Patrick Graham, Kaoru Watanabe (formally of Kodo), and Kenny Endo (Kenny Endo, Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble). Currently, she receives ongoing, periodic instruction from world-renowned Taiko player, Kenny Endo. In addition Ms. Gallegos makes many of the groups drums.