DÜM Concert in Chicago
Apr
6
10:00pm10:00pm

DÜM Concert in Chicago

  • 3231 West Armitage Avenue Chicago, IL, 60647 United States (map)
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$10 suggested donation.

DÜM
Turkish Rhythm Celebration

Raquy Danziger specializes in Turkish Split Hand darbuka drumming, a style that has emerged in Turkish in the last 20 years. This style, which splits the hands into two like Indian Tabla, gives the Turkish drummers speed and dexterity like never before! 

Half of the program features dazzling drumming pieces using this style with Darbuka, backed by other Turkish percussion instruments such as bass darbuka, riq, bendir and also the Spanish cajon.

The drumming pieces are interspersed with Raquy’s melodic compositions during which the performers switch to melodic instruments. These are mostly original compositions based on the Middle Eastern scales and rhythms. In these songs Raquy plays the mystical 12 – stringed King Kemenche Tarhu, a futuristic version of the Persian spike fiddle invented by Peter Biffen from Australia. These songs will be accompanied by Turkish baglama (lute –like instrument), oud, the Turkish kanun (lap harp), bass and the darbuka drum.
 

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Neverland CD Release Party at Jebon
Apr
4
8:00pm 8:00pm

Neverland CD Release Party at Jebon

Come celebrate the release of Raquy Danziger's new album "Neverland".

Music will be performed by DUM: 
Joaquin Colon, Michael Burdi, Liron Peled and more.

Dance would have been performed by Dorit, Serena Spears and Kaeshi Chai.

Jebon Sushi and Noodles, 15 Saint Marks Place, downstairs, between 2nd and 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003 www.jebon.nyc

Djam Schedule
7.45pm Doors open
8pm Show begins
10pm Show ends

$15 entry, $5 minimum food or drinks

Raquy Danziger is a celebrated performer, teacher, and composer known worldwide for her expertise on the dumbek, or darbuka, the Middle-Eastern goblet drum. Hailing from unlikely Western roots, Raquy has distinguished herself as a unique phenomenon and earned a place of renown in the genre. She has collaborated and performed with some of the most famous Middle Eastern drummers in the world and has given concerts and workshops across the USA, Canada, The Middle East, Asia, Europe, Russia and South America. http://raquy.com/

Dorit is an award winning Middle Eastern Dancer, and singer/songwriter. While performing in Milan Italy, she became known as "animale da palcoscenico," and in New York, she was known as the Jimi Hendrix of Middle Eastern Dance. Dorit has performed as a soloist for many years and as a collaborator with many international artists. She has been featured in Hollywood Films such as Sex and The City 2, and Television Shows such as the Colbert Report, and Spanish language shows on Univision, and Telemundo. Among her stage performances she has performed at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Town Hall, The Pantheon Theatre, American Theatre of Actors, and Teatro Manzoni in Milan. She can be seen both dancing and singing in NYC and also teaches dance and doumbek.

Serena Spears (New York City) is a fusion dance performer, teacher, and choreographer. She is known for her boundless energy, precise technique, and commanding stage presence. A lover of unpredictable movement, her solo work flows seamlessly from African to salsa, bellydance to ballet, and hip hop to modern. She has performed across the country at festivals such as Art of the Belly, Tribal Fest, Elevation, Tribal Massive, Rakkasah and Unifier, both as a soloist and as part of group projects collaborating with other fusion dancers, like Sera Solstice, Sharon Kihara, Karolina Lux, and Ebony Qualls, and the dance company, Bellydance Evolution. She is a current core member and principal dancer of Solstice Tribe, directed by Sera Solstice.

Kaeshi Chai is a theatrical world fusion bellydancer and teacher trainer who co-founded the professional dance company and school, Bellyqueen, and also PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment), a global community of artists focused on healing and social change through dance and music. Kaeshi has performed and taught internationally, and is an alumni member of the Bellydance Superstars, and Jillina’s Bellydance Evolution. One of her all time joys is dancing to live music. In addition to her years on stages from Las Vegas and beyond, in 2007 she set up the weekly, ongoing Djam Under Jebon event for dancers and musicians to create and play together in a safe space. She teaches at the Bellyqueen School of Dance and Steps on Broadway. Her mission is to develop bellydance as a stage art and explore its powerful, healing properties. http://bellyqueen.com/ |www.pureglobe.org | www.kaeshi.com

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