Raquy Danziger is a world-famous Middle Eastern instrumentalist based in Istanbul. Renowned for her electrifying performances, she is considered one of the foremost experts and virtuosos of the oriental goblet drum known as the darbuka. Through her performances, compositions, and methodical teaching method, Raquy has made an outstanding contribution toward elevating the darbuka from a humble folk drum to a shining solo instrument fit for a concert hall. Originally from the USA, Raquy performs and teaches around the globe, spreading love and excitement for darbuka drumming. In addition to drumming, she plays the mystical twelve-string King Kemenche Tarhu.
Both the darbuka and kemenche are featured in Raquy’s video Monkey Mind which has over 3 million views on YouTube to date.
She has released 13 albums and 5 method books. All of her teachings are available through her Online Darbuka School which has over 1000 students enrolled. Raquy’s publications include 13 albums of original music and 5 books on darbuka drumming.
Raquy’s achievements have earned her invitations to teach and perform around the globe: Germany, Poland, Japan, Ukraine, Russia, Egypt, Italy, Canada, USA, Israel, Mexico, Spain, India, Greece, Uzbekistan, and Turkey.
Raquy also creates beautiful hand made art you can buy in our marketplace.
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