|Petite Fleur Productions Presents - Raquy
March 8, 2014 @ The Bonham - 8PM
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Come listen to the amazing drumming talent of Raquy!
Middle-Eastern drumming sensation Raquy is a drummer / multi-instrumentalist who brings hard rock energy to the mystical rhythms of
the Middle East.
Raquy Danziger is a world renowned virtuoso on the dumbek (Middle-Eastern hand drum), expressing her love of Middle Eastern music with
the inspiration she absorbed in her travels. Liron has had a rich background as an incredible, world-touring hard rock drummer. She has
created a fresh new sound, bringing out the best of both genres.
Raquy switches between energetic drumming compositions and intoxicating melodic pieces. Utilizing a variety of unusual instruments
including the Kemenche (an ancestor of the violin), Dumset (Middle Eastern drumset) and Mongolian Throat singing (see full instrument
descriptions below), Raquy's huge sound and mind-blowing show leaves listeners transported, uplifted and full of joy.
Raquy has released Six CD's and has performed at Central Park SummerStage, LollaPalooza and PASIC, and collaborated with some
of the biggest names in Middle-Eastern music, including Omar Faruk Tekbilek and Saiid El-Artist. She has also shared the stage with Mickey Hart.
Her music has received radio airplay (reaching the top 20 in the CMJ Radio Airplay chart) and has been licensed in movie soundtracks
and dance performances worldwide.
Her show features several exotic instruments:
Dumbek - Raquy specializes in the dumbek, the Middle Eastern goblet drum. She has shared the stage with some of the greatest drummers
in the Middle East. Her style combines techniques that she learned in various countries, but especially features the amazing new Turkish
Split Hand Technique that she has been studying in Istanbul. In Raquy's original drumming compositions, the dumbek, usually used as
accompaniment in ensemble pieces, becomes a shining solo instrument. Audiences are amazed by the speed, dexterity and finesse of Raquy's playing.
Kemenche Tarhu - Raquy's other instrument, the Kemenche Tarhu, is a haunting 12 stringed spiked fiddle designed after the Persian
kemenche (spikefiddle.com). Raquy plays original compositions on the Kemenche, based on the Middle Eastern tonal modes, as well as a
selection of favorite traditional tunes.