RAQUY DANZIGER - July 8th - Private 2pm
DARBUKATURKISH SPLIT HANDBASICS
The Turkish Split Hand Technique is a darbuka style that has appeared in Turkey in the last 20 years. The drummers split the hand into two, like in Indian tabla playing, attaining incredible speed and dexterity. Raquy has lived in Istanbul for the past several years learning this style and practicing with master drummers. In this workshop Raquy will explain the basics of this incredible technique - hand positions, great exercises and we will play some cool Turkish rhythms. A darbuka or dumbek is recommended but any hand drummer is welcome to attend.
RHYTHM FOR DANCERS WORKSHOP
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.