Aug
13
to Sep 7

August 2015 Summer Drummer SplitHand Seminars

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Aug 22 - Sept 7, 2015

Raquy and Rami’s Darbuka Camp

August 21 – September 7th  2015

Special guest Glen Velez August 23

Register for our summer retreat at the Empowerment Center and Harmony Farms only 1.5 hours from NYC

More Info about the retreats  like how to get there and what to bring here at the FAQ

Come up for as many days as you want from August 21 – September 7th

Great opportunity to learn the darbuka/ dumbek for any level players.

Daily Classes Include:
Darbuka Fundamentals
Advanced Darbuka Technique
Frame Drum and Riq
Accompaniment
Nightly “Istanbul Style” practice sessions

Vegetarian/ vegan food by Chef Rami using vegetables from the organic garden on the premises.

Vegan cooking apprenticeship  with Chef Rami. We'll cover food preparation skills, recipes, and integrate lots of fresh vegetables from the garden to feed hungry drummers. 

Recitals will be:
Sunday Aug 23 with Glen Velez
Saturday Aug 29
Sunday September 6

Retreat Rates include instruction Food and Lodging at the empowerment center. 

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Open Level Middle Eastern Drumming w Glen Velez Fri July 11 – Mon July 14th 2014
Jul
11
to Jul 14

Open Level Middle Eastern Drumming w Glen Velez Fri July 11 – Mon July 14th 2014

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Early Registration Until June 1st

This retreat is open to all levels of drummers.

Glen Velez is a master frame drummer who revolutionized this art form.  We are honored to have him back for the 4th year in a row!

Darbuka instruction by Raquy and frame drum instruction by Glen Velez.  We will all play together with Glen Velez at the retreat recital Sun eve.

 

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Vegan Cooking with Chef Rami on Harmony Farm Friday July 4 – Monday July 7th 2014 -
Jul
4
to Jul 7

Vegan Cooking with Chef Rami on Harmony Farm Friday July 4 – Monday July 7th 2014 -

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 Vegan Cooking with Chef Rami

Chef Rami's delicious cooking at retreats has inspired many people to become vegan over the years. Rami's specialties include healthful, Mediterranean / Middle Eastern Food, as well as high-end fare, and tasty everyday classics. Get hands on cooking experience using fresh ingredients from Harmony Farm on site!

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Feb 1 4 - 16 Vegan Cooking and Drumming Retreat with Chef Rami and Raquy for Valentines day weekend!
Feb
14
to Feb 18

Feb 1 4 - 16 Vegan Cooking and Drumming Retreat with Chef Rami and Raquy for Valentines day weekend!

Vegan Cooking and Drumming Retreat with Chef Rami and Raquy for Valentines day weekend!

Fri Feb 14 from 7:00pm – Sun Feb 16 evening

Perfect for couples where one likes to cook and one likes to drum!

Chef Ramis' delicious cooking at retreats has inspired many people to become vegan over the years. 

He will teach you the secrets to healthy yet delectable vegan cooking! Including desserts!

Rami's specialties include healthful, Mediterranean / Middle Eastern Food, as well as high end fare, and tasty everyday classics. 

Rami's cooking has roots in his grandmother's Cairo kitchen, stocked with ingredients fresh from the farm. strives for balance and uses uses top quality ingredients.

Such favorite dishes as
- Chef Rami’s Famous Hot Sauce
- Olive tapenade
- Raquy's amazing Peanut sauce
- Egyptian Foul
- Coconut milk stew
- Goddess –like Dressing
- Apple Crumbel

Raquy will be there the whole time showing the drummers all her latest moves from Istanbul on the dumbek/darbuka!

Also includes
- Meditation and Yoga
- Beginner drumming for the Chef students!
- Live Music with Special Guest the Amazing Carmine on Oud

Price $275 per person in advance or $300 at the door. 

Price includes shared accommodation, classes, and of course decadent vegan meals that you will be preparing yourself!

There is an option to stay over one more night sunday the 16th for an extra charge of $50 per person

For more info and registration goto http://raquy.com/raquys-retreats/

Read Raquy's article on Veganism
http://raquy.com/on-being-vegan/

 

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Feb 13 - 24 Ten day special w/ ONUR in Upstate NY!
Feb
13
to Feb 24

Feb 13 - 24 Ten day special w/ ONUR in Upstate NY!

Come for the whole ten days and stay through the two camps!  

The second camp will feature the Darbuka Superstar Onur, coming to the USA for the first time!  Lets give him a nice welcome!

We sill spend the first week preparing for Onur by learning his composition!  We will play it together with him at the final recital!

You can also choose to come only for the last four days with ONUR, Feb 20 - 24 or a One Day Special Feb 23rd.

All of Raquy’s retreats focus on the Turkish split hand technique.  Each retreat features a group piece, which will be performed as a group on the last night.  There will also be group yoga and meditation to hone focus and relaxation.  Nighttime activities include drumming around a bonfire under the stars.  Room and board is included in the fee and participants will be spoiled with incredible vegan/vegetarian food from the organic garden on the premises.

For anyone new to dumbek, it’s recommended that you work with Raquy’s instructional kits, Dumbek Fever I, II and III - Available Here - prior to coming to the retreat.

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New York Retreat Info

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Jan 5 - 11 Darbuka Intensive at the Darbuka Ofis, Istanbul with Bunyamin Olguncan
Jan
5
to Jan 11

Jan 5 - 11 Darbuka Intensive at the Darbuka Ofis, Istanbul with Bunyamin Olguncan

Join Raquy and Bunyamin at the Darbuka Offis in Istanbul Turkey, for 6 day intensive workshop Jan 2014

Start the New Year Drumming in Istanbul! January 5 - 11, 2014

Bunyamin Olguncan is one of the great masters of the Darbuka Turkish Split Hand technique in Turkey today.  

There will be 5 hours of class daily - 2.5 hours of technique with Bunyamin and 2.5 hours of technique and composition with Raquy.

Price for classes only:  $470 (350 euros) for the week

Participants will find their own accommodations - we recommend airbnb.com to find a short term apartment.

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Click here to download flyer with information :  ISTANBUL RETREAT INFORMATION 

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