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Virtual Camp

While we regret the cancelation of both our Mendocino and Iroquois Springs workshops due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to have presented our first-ever, completely online Virtual Camps, each with three days of immersive classes, live-music performances, and community gatherings. Virtual Camp West Coast (July 17-19, 2020) was a great success, with 350 people registered. Our East Coast Virtual Camp (August 14-16) is now complete, with over 380 attendees!

Registration is now closed for both camps. Stay tuned for more EEFC-sponsored virtual events & classes!


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Brooklyn, New York

Raquy Danziger’s DÜM, A Rhythm Celebration & Abbos Kosimov Perform at the Brooklyn Music School Hall

February 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm

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, and bendir. The drumming pieces are interspersed with Raquy’s melodic pieces. 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.

DÜM Raquy Danziger - King Kemenche and Darbua
Rami El – Aasser – Percussion and Turkish Baglama
Joaquin Colon – Darbuka
Liron Peled - Dumset

Joined by master Uzbek frame drummer, Abbos Kosimov, and dance artist, Dalia Carella

The Brooklyn Music School Hall
126 St Felix Street
Brooklyn, New York 11217