Dancing to Turkish 9s
Iana Komarnytska and Raquy Danziger
Learn a drum solo in 9 to the music by guest teacher Raquy, work on isolations & get inspired by Turkish style!
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If you think that Roman Havasi rhythm is the only 9/8 Turkish beat, then you are missing the whole universe of possibilities!
Suggested duration: 4 weeks.
If you follow our suggested duration of four weeks, get ready to invest about 1-2 hours per week in your training. But remember, you can always go through this intensive at your own pace. Four weeks is just a suggested structure.
In this program we will:
jam to a bunch of various beats in 9 (time signature)
challenge our fast isolation technique
get inspired by Turkish style of belly dance
learn a full drum solo choreography AND work on our choreographing skills
meet a new GUEST instructor at the club!
This intensive was done in collaboration with Raquy Danziger. We will work on a drum solo to her composition Istanbul.
Raquy Danziger is a world-famous Middle Eastern musician, teacher and composer based in Istanbul. She has released thirteen albums, five darbuka method books, and two volumes of her original compositions. Her educational offerings are available through her online darbuka school: Darbukaschool.com. More than a thousand students are currently enrolled in her courses.
Raquy specializes in the split hand technique, which is a fast and elaborate Turkish drumming style. She also plays the mystical twelve- string King Kemenche Tarhu, a rare and exotic bowed instrument. She has also performed in Egypt as a soloist with The Egyptian "King of Tabla" - Said El Artist, and his drumming orchestra in the great concert halls of Egypt. She has appeared at Lincoln Center, at CRR concert hall in Istanbul, and in many festivals. In 2005, she was the recipient of the Meet the Composer grant. 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.
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