Our Winter Darbuka retreats in Goshen NY only 1.5 hours from NYC are going on 16 years! 

This year we’re inviting instrumentalists to come play and share music from around the middle east.

More Info about the retreats here at the FAQ

Darbuka Winter Seminars & MidEast Music Gathering NY 2017

Saturday March 4,  11 am -  Monday March 13 Noon, 2017

Empowerment Center, Goshen, NY

Immerse yourself in darbuka/ dumbek drumming. mideastern ensemble musicand gourmet vegan cuisine! Only 1.5 hours from NYC!

Great opportunity to learn the incredible Turkish drumming style for any level players, from beginner to professional.

Instrumentalists can bring their instrument and learn repertoire and technique with professional players.

Daily Classes Include:

Darbuka Fundamentals

Advanced  Darbuka Technique

Ensemble pieces from around the region

Maqamat Workshops

Accompaniment

Soloing

Nightly “Istanbul Style” practice sessions

Meditation, Yoga and Sports

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

Family Style :)  You are invited to come up for any number of days between  11AM March 4 - Noon Monday March 13,  2017.   Everyday there will be group classes, open time, practice sessions, and great food! 

Recital parties every Sunday are open to the public. 

Work scholarships , Vegan Chef Apprenticeships are available.

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SCHEDULE (sample)

A typical day blends workshops on technique, composition and accompaniment with small group and individual practice sessions, as well as lots of tasty healthy food and time to explore the grounds and even run off and practice something for the recitals Sunday evenings.

Every Day Except Sundays
 
8:30 Jogging
 
9:30-10:00 Meditation
 
9:30  Breakfast
 
11– 1:30  Morning Session
 
2:00- Lunch
 
3:00 –5:30 Afternoon Session
 
6–7 Physical Activity Hour
 
7 Dinner
 
9– 11 Istanbul Style Jam
 

 
Sundays and Sat the 30th
9-9:30  Meditation in Big Room
 
9:30  Breakfast
 
11– 1:00  Morning Session
 
1:30 - Lunch
 
2-4:30  Afternoon Session
 
4:30    Prep for show
 
6:30  Recital
 
8:30  Dinner
 
9– 11 Istanbul Style Jam 

More Info about the retreats here at the FAQ

**REGISTER Before FEB 13  TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT AND GET EARLY BIRD SPECIAL **

MEMG Mid Eastern Music Gathering March 4-13, 2017

Scenes from past camps


JOIN OUR KITCHEN TEAM! 

Work/study and vegan chef apprentice positions are available!

Work/study and vegan chef apprentice positions are available!

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