Learn middle eastern drumming and music in a beautiful natural setting this summer with Raquy, Rami and special guest Glen Velez
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This workshop is for people who play keyboard, guitar, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, autoharp or other accompanying instruments; from beginners who know a few chords to accomplished players. No note reading skills necessary! You will learn how to develop your musical ear in order to be able to participate in music making in the moment. In just two days you will be able to:
find the chords that match the song
create simple, effective accompaniments
use the chord “families” to help you easily transpose a song to different keys to fit the singer’s range
Study Darbuka, Tabla, Doumbek, middle eastern music with Raquy, Rami and friends in a beautiful setting only 1.5 hours from NYC
Join Raquy, DÜM, Kaeshi Chai, and others @ Jebon for the drop of Raquy's latest album, NEVERLAND, available now.
The ensemble members will be fresh from our Spring Darbuka Camp & MidEast Music Gathering (March 4-13.2017) so proceed with caution, it's gonna be hot.
Mar 4- Mar 13 Join Raquy, Rami, and special guests and learn mideastern music and drumming at a beautiful retreat center outside of NYC.
Raquy Rami Winter Darbuka Doumbek Middle Eastern Drumming Seminars in Goshen NY February 4 - February 8, 2016
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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:
Advanced Darbuka Technique
Frame Drum and Riq
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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Join Raquy, Rami and friends and learn split hand darbuka at this beautiful retreat center 1.5 hours away from NYC. Daily, Weekly, or Full 11 day rates. March 13-23, 2015
July 17th –21nd, 2014 - Split Hand Darbuka Boot Camp
For all you split hand addicts, experience the incredible new darbuka technique from Turkey! The focus will be on technique-building, strength, dexterity, drills and soloing.
Workshop with Glen Veez and Raquy, brunch and dinner, recital and party! Overnite option
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.
Reinforce your dumbek basics or begin your drumming journey!
Includes basic technique of Arabic and Turkish-style drumming and traditional Middle Eastern rhythms. Introduction to frame drum and riq. Special guest Carmine Guida!
Open to all levels of drummers.
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!
upcoming winter darbuka doumbek retreat in upstate ny
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!
- 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
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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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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