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Raquy Rami Darbuka Camp & MidEast Music Gathering Spring 2017

  • Empowerment Center 144 Broadlea Road Goshen, NY, 10924 United States (map)

Raquy & Rami Darbuka Camp & MidEast Music Gathering 2017


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

Empowerment Center, Goshen, NY

Immerse yourself in darbuka/ dumbek drumming, mideastern music,  and 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



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. Inquire within. 



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


Earlier Event: February 16
Alsarah & Nubatones Benefit for ACLU
Later Event: March 14
Düm CD Release Party in NYC @ Jebon