Immerse yourself in darbuka/ dumbek drumming, Turkish and Arabic music, and vegan cuisine at our Summer Sessions 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
Sunday Sept 2 Glen Velez will join us to lead a workshop and participate in the recital party
Participants have options to attend either full sessions or just the Glen Velez workshop.
Retreat Session 1 Thursday August 23 - Monday August 27, 2018
Retreat Session 2 + Glen Velez Workshop Thursday August 30 - Monday September 4, 2018
Glen Velez workshop Sunday September 2, 2018
Glen Velez workshop Sunday September 2, stay overnight and also take the workshop Monday morning September 3, 2018.
Daily Classes with Raquy and Rami Include:
Advanced Darbuka Technique
Ensemble pieces from around the region
Nightly “Istanbul Style” practice sessions
Meditation, Yoga, and Sports
Retreat rates include instruction, food, and lodging at the Empowerment Center.
Everyday there will be group classes, open time, practice sessions, and great food!
Sunday Recitals are open to the public with a post show dinner option (reservation + donation suggested).
Vegan Chef Apprenticeships and work scholarships available.