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Weekly Broadcasts

In the weekly broadcasts Raquy is showing the latest material that she herself is practicing.

Every week on Sunday she posts a brand new 20 - 25 minute lesson from wherever she is in the world.

There is no speaking, so that students worldwide can follow.

This is a wonderful way for Raquy's students worldwide to keep up with the current material.

This course is only included with the full Darbuka School membership.

Follow along with Raquy and learn something new every week!


Your Instructor


Raquy Danziger
Raquy Danziger


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.

Now based in Istanbul, Turkey, Raquy specializes in the Turkish Split Hand Technique. This style was born twenty years ago when the Turkish drummers began splitting the hand, thus attaining unprecedented speed and dexterity. In 2012 Raquy opened her “Darbuka Ofis” in downtown Istanbul, where she trains daily under the direction of her teacher master drummer Bunyamin Olguncan. Her Ofis has become a center for drumming., attracting drummers from all over the world who flock to Istanbul to learn from Raquy and Bunyamin.

In addition to the dumbek, Raquy also plays the twelve- string Kemenche Tarhu, a rare and exotic bowed instrument, designed after the Iranian spike fiddle. She currently studies the kemenche with Iranian kemenche master Arlsan Hazreti in Istanbul. Raquy has composed over thirty melodic pieces and for the kemenche as well as countless drumming pieces which she plays in her concerts and which can be heard in the nine albums she has released.

She has had the honor of performing several times in Egypt as a soloist with Said El Artist (The Egyptian "King of Tabla") and his drumming orchestra at the Cairo Opera House, the Alexandria Opera House, the Cairo Citadel, the historic Ewart Hall in downtown Cairo, and the Great Hall in the Bibliotheque in Alexandria. In 2005, she was the recipient of the Meet the Composer grant, which enabled her to perform her original composition with Said El Artist's orchestra in Egypt. Raquy has appeared on Good Morning Egypt, Leila Kebira, O TV, the Culture Channel,Turkish Television, Arabs Got Talent, and has been interviewed on Al Gezira.

Raquy's infectious enthusiasm for Middle Eastern music has attracted students from around the globe. She has released four Dumbek Instructional Kits each of which includes a book, a DVD and a CD. These have helped to spread “Dumbek Fever” far and wide, opening new horizons for students. Raquy hosts drumming retreats and seminars for her students in various locations across the globe. She has also created her own line of custom-designed drums that are available through her online store - The Raquy Drum Store.

Raquy’s albums include:

Monkey Mind, 2015
Bal Dudak, 2013
Release the Green Lover 2010
Bewitched 2009
Mischief 2008
Naked 2007
Jordan 2005
Dust 2004
Masmoudi 2001

Her other publications include the following instruction book/dvd/ cd kits:

Dumbek Fever IV - 2014
Dumbek Fever III - 2011
Dumbek Fever II- 2008
Dumbek Fever I - 2005


Class Curriculum


  October 15 2017 - Beautiful Patterns in 6
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  October 8 2017 - Interlaced Roll
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  October 1 2017
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  Sept 3 2017 - live from NY Camp
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  Aug 27 2017 - Broadcast from Darbuka Camp!
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  Aug 20 2017
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  Aug 13 2017 - Baby Dum Interlaced Roll
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  Aug 6 2017 - 3 New Patterns
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  July 9 2017 - Right Hand Snappy Maksum With Solos
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  July 2 2017 - Double Dum Patterns
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  June 25 2017 - Sound Effects
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  May 28 2017 - Unison
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  April 30 2017
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  April 23 2017
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  April 16 2017
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  April 2 2017 - Brooklyn Darbuka Anthem
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  March 26 2017
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  March 19 2017
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  March 12 2017
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  March 5 2017
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  February 26 2017
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  February 19 2017
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  February 12 2017
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  February 5 2017
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  January 29 2017
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  January 22 2017
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  January 8 2017
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  January 1 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

This course is not open for enrollment.