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Emerald Düm Camp 20th Anniversary Darbuka Drumming Experience

  • Empowerment Center & Harmony Farm 144 Broadlea Road Goshen, NY, 10924 United States (map)

20th Anniversary Emerald Düm Camp

Darbuka Drumming experience

Goshen,  NY Harmony Farms

Session 1 Arabic style drumming Thursday Aug 29th, 2019 - Monday September 2, 2019

Session 2 Split Hand Boot CampThursday Sept 5, 2019 - Monday September 9, 2019
FULL DEAL:  attend both sessions and stay onsite in between days. Aug 29-Sept 9  // 10 days 

SINGLE EVENTs: Single workshop or Day attendance 

Options:  Aug 31 2-4PM Ossama Farouk —  Arabic Drum Solo Workshop

Sept 1  All day Andrea Beeman —  Deepening a Dancer’s Relationship to Rhythm

Session Details:

Session I: Arabic Style darbuka/tabla

Special guests:
Egyptian Tabla Superstar: Ossama Farouk 

Sat Aug 31, 2-4PM Drum Solo Workshop (for drummers)

Guest Oriental Dance:  Andrea Beeman*

Sun Sept 1: Dance workshop (for dancers)

Special Guest Oudist: Carmine

The focus of this session is Arabic style darbuka/tabla.  

  • Learn Yimsik Asses, a drum composition by Said El Artist

  • Practice solo phrases w Ossama Farouk

  • Learn how to play for an oriental dancer.  Practice with live dancers!

  • Accompany some Egyptian classics

  • *Dancer Registration Info Below

*Dancer Registration - Day with Andrea Beeman
Sunday Sept 1, 2019 11am- 10pm

Sunday Sept 1, 11am- 10pm Deepening a Dancer’s Relationship to Rhythm

Instructor - Andrea Beeman

Dancers are invited to come to Darbuka Camp in Goshen, NY and spend the day immersed in rhythm!

Learn Andrea’s choreographies to Arrakis & Yimsik Asess

Drum Solo Workshop

Work with live drummers

Intro to darbuka drumming

Participate in evening recital

Gourmet vegan meals by Chef Rami using vegetables from the garden on site.

option to spend the night before or after

Session II: Split Hand Boot Camp

All levels of drummers are inviting to come shed with us this weekend! 

We will be training in the amazing Split Hand darbuka style from Turkey

Special Guest: Raquy Danziger

  • finger techniques

  • drills

  • timing exercises

  • Indian Thais for Düm-ies

  • rhythmic modulation

Immerse yourself in darbuka/ dumbek/ tabla drumming, Turkish and Arabic music, and vegan cuisine at our Summer Sessions only 1.5 hours from NYC.

Great opportunity to learn darbuka for any level players, from

beginner to professional.

Join Raquy, Rami, and special guests as we celebrate 20 years of drumming camps

Daily Classes Include:

Darbuka Fundamentals

Advanced Darbuka Technique

Ensemble pieces from around the region

Maqamat Workshops



Nightly “Istanbul Style” practice sessions

Meditation, Yoga, and Sports

Retreat rates include instruction, food, and lodging at the Empowerment Center.

Everyday there will be group classes, open time, practice sessions, and great food!

Sunday Recitals open to the public with dinner (reservation + donation suggested).

Vegan Chef Apprenticeships and work scholarships available.