Drumming Workshops around Cincinatti (Newport, KY)

  • York St. Cafe 738 York Street Newport, KY

The Workshops: 
Sat. July 30th, 2016
11 AM DARBUKA TURKISH SPLIT HAND BASICS
$30 in advanced $35 at the door

The Turkish Split Hand Technique is a darbuka style that has appeared in Turkey in the last 20 years. The drummers split the hand into two, like in Indian tabla playing, attaining incredible speed and dexterity. Raquy has lived in Istanbul for the past several years learning this style and practicing with master drummers. In this workshop Raquy will explain the basics of this incredible technique - hand positions, great exercises and we will play some cool Turkish rhythms. A darbuka or dumbek is recommended but any hand drummer is welcome to attend. 1.5 hours

12 PM RIQ n ROLL with RAMI TABLA

The Riq aka Deff is the classical percussion instrument in the Arabic world and has a very developed technique and wide range of sounds between the cymbals and the drum head. In this workshop, players will explore the basic hits and playing techniques on the riq, using traditional rhythms and combinations on the drum.A good player can deftly move between playing on thedrum body, to the zils, as well as the muted technique. Exercises to develop the various techniques and switch between them will be presented. Some riqs will be available for use and/or sale. please reserve with Rami before the event. 

$30 in advance $35 at the door

 

1PM DARBUKA TURKISH SPLIT HAND -INTERMEDIATE
$30 in advance $35 at the door

This workshop is for drummers who already have experience with the Darbuka and the Turkish Split Hand Style. Raquy will show the latest moves she has been learning from Master drummers in Istanbul. The focus of this workshop is technique. 2 hours



PACKAGE DEAL for BOTH DARBUKA WORKSHOPS
$50 in advanced, $60 at the door

Sunday 31st
RHYTHM FOR DANCERS WORKSHOP This workshop presents a unique approach to playing the zills and gives dancers practical skills that they can use while performing. We will go through some traditional rhythms and then explore ways in which to solo over those rhythms. We will also practice accompaniment and left hand /right hand independence.
$40 in advanced, $50 at the door

Open to dancers and drummers. Participants can either use zills or any hand drum.

Düm Drum Show Rhythm Celebration & Keshvar Project performance at York Street Cafe in Newport Ky. 
York St Café 738 York St Newport, KY
Raquy based out of New York and Istanbul will yet again grace our stage this coming July 30th. Her electrifying show features Turkish style darbuka/dumbek drumming. The ensemble performs intricate and dazzling compositions comprised of rhythms from Turkey, Egypt, Iran and India as well as funk, samba and hip hop beats. A treat for the eyes as well as the ears, this show is carefully choreographed with many theatrical elements, some audience participation, and even a light show!