Journey to the mystical music of the East with a live concert by Raquy Danizger’s DÜM, a screening of the celebrated Gypsy music film “Latcho Drom” and our home cooked Vegetarian Turkish Food Bazaar!
Dinner & Movie: 6:30-8pm
Music Is The Medicine is a vibrant series that showcases virtuosic musicians, cutting edge research on sound and vibration, film, and sound healers, all with a profound connection to the human spirit. Each event is exquisitely curated to evoke the power of imagination, to ignite the creative fires of our passion, to engage the senses and bring each participant new knowledge and inspiration in the fields of sound, vibration, music and performance. Music is the Medicine is collaboration between the Golden Drum and the Sacred Arts Research Foundation to bring you the timeless medicine that is music.
DÜM, A Turkish Rhythm Celebration, features dazzling drumming pieces using the Turkish Split Hand darbukatechnique, backed by other Turkish percussion instruments such as bass darbuka, riq, bendir and also the Spanish cajon. Drumming pieces are interspersed with melodic compositions during which the performers switch between drums and melodic instruments. These mostly original compositions based on the Middle Eastern scales and rhythms feature Raquy playing the mystical 12–stringed King Kemenche Tarhu, a futuristic version of the Persian spike fiddle, the baglama (lute –like instrument), oud, the Turkish kanun (lap harp), bass and the darbuka drum.
Raquy Danziger is a celebrated performer, teacher and composer known worldwide for her expertise on the dumbek, the Middle-Eastern hand drum. Hailing from unlikely Western roots, Raquy has distinguished herself as a unique phenomenon and earned a place of renown in the genre. In demand on several continents, she has collaborated and performed with several of the most famous Middle Eastern drummers in the world.
In addition to Raquy Danziger, DÜM New York features:
Rami El – Aasser – Percussion and Turkish Baglama
Joaquim Colon – Darbuka
Adam Good – Oud
For more info about Raquy and DÜM visit http://raquy.com/
Latcho Drom (film) by Tony Gatlif, follows the journey of the Romany people (widely known as GYPSIES) told through musicians and dancers of Rajahstan (India), Egypt, Turkey, Romania, Hungary Slovakia, France and Spain.