Raquy Danziger’s Düm Workshop and Concert

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.


BUY – 5:30 – 7 PM – Rhythm for Dancers and Drummers Workshop

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BUY – Doors at 7 PM – Raquy Danziger’s DUM in Concert

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Wednesday, June 14

Rhythm For Dancers Workshop with Raquy

Open to Dancers and Drummers

5:30 – 7 PM

At 3rd Street Belly Dance

223 3rd Ave, Carnegie, PA 15106


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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.

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

Testimonials from Rhythm for Dancers Workshop:

“Bravo to Raquy Danziger for an amazing class. We all enjoyed ourselves so much. Thanks for explaining the rhythms that we dance to and how to swing fiercely on the finger cymbals during performance. Awesome.”
– Dalia Carella

“Raquy delves beyond the usual dums and teks, bringing students into the exciting territory of really understanding how rhythm works.  Rather than get tangled up in the complexity of this, Raquy makes it easy accessible, fun and quite literally hands- on.  I think it would help any dancer open doors to his/her creativity and musicality.”
– Jenna. Owner:  DanceGardenLA

Participants can also use any hand drum to explore Middle Eastern Rhythms, Odd rhythms, soloing techniques and accompaniment


Raquy Danziger’s Düm in Concert

Wednesday, June 14

Doors at 7 PM    Concert at 7:30

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3rd Street Gallery

220 3rd Street, Carnegie, PA 15106

This 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 and some audience participation.

In addition to the drumming pieces, the show includes Raquy’s dreamy melodic pieces.  In these songs Raquy plays the mystical 12 – stringed King Kemenche Tarhu, a futuristic version of the Persian spike fiddle accompanied by the Arabic Oud and drums.

Raquy Danziger – King Kemenche, Darbuka and Bones
Rami El Aasser – Düm Set, Darbuka, Riq and Turkish Baglama
Michael Burdi – Oud, Vocals
Ryan Gates – Darbuka, Giant Frame Drum and didgeridoo

Visit Raquy.com for more information on this artist.