Raquy's Drumming Retreats- A life changing experience
Raquy offers dumbek retreats in many different places – upstate NY, Cappadocia, Turkey and of course in her new Darbuka Ofis in downtown Istanbul!
Students come from all over the world to learn the amazing Turkish Split Hand technique from Raquy and many of the retreats feature her teacher,master Turkish darbuka player Bunyamin Olguncan and other special guests such as Glen Velez.
The retreats offer workshops in composition, soloing, accompaniment, riq, frame drum and even yoga and meditation. Each retreat cullminates in a performance featuring the retreat participants.
Drummers of all levels are welcome, from professional players to those just beginning their drumming journey.
Upcoming Retreats :
March 1- 4, 2013 Upstate NY
May 23 - 25, 2013 - Cappadocia, Turkey
June 2- 8, 2013 Istanbul, Turkey
July 5 - 8, 2013 Dumbek Fundamentals, Upstate NY
July 11 - 15th, 2013 Middle Eastern Ensemble for all Instrumentalists
July 18 - 22, 2013 Open Level Dumbek with Glen Velez
July 24 - 28th, 2013 Split Hand Boot Camp, Upstate NY
Recital of Retreat Participants in Istanbul, 2012