Darbuka Camp in nature! We all live together in a house in the woods, practicing all day and late into the night, eating delicious vegan food from the organic garden on the premises. Appropriate for all levels.
Immerse yourself in darbuka/ dumbek 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.
Sunday Sept 2 Glen Velez will join us to lead a workshop and participate in the recital party
Session II Special Guests:
- Legendary Glen Velez Sunday September 2
- Marla Leigh - Frame Drum
- Brian Carter - Teaching Assistant
Daily Classes with Raquy and Rami Include:
Advanced Darbuka Technique
Ensemble pieces from around the region
NEW!! - The Sacred Geometry of Rhythm
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 are open to the public with a post show dinner option (reservation + donation suggested).
Vegan Chef Apprenticeships and work scholarships available.
Participants have options to attend either the full session or just the Glen Velez workshop.