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East Meets West: An Evening with Raquy Danziger

Saturday, August 17, 2019
The Main Stage
$15 Advance / $18 Door
Tickets on Sale Now
Main Hall Seated - Limited Tables Available with a Dinner Reservation :: All Other Seating is First Come First Serve General Admission :: Please Call Venue for Dinner Reservations


Asheville Rhythm brings Raquy Danziger from Istanbul to play music that crosses cultural bridges: from Classical to Middle Eastern. With Chris Rosser, River Guerguerian, & Beth Heinberg.

Raquy Danziger · 8:30pm


Raquy Danziger is a celebrated performer, teacher, and composer known worldwide for her expertise on the Middle Eastern darbuka drum. Hailing from unlikely Western roots, Raquy has distinguished herself as a unique phenomenon and earned a place of renown in the genre. She has collaborated and performed with some of the most famous Middle Eastern drummers in the world and has given concerts and workshops across the USA, Canada, The Middle East, Asia, Europe, Russia and South America.
Now based in Istanbul, Turkey, Raquy specializes in the Turkish split hand technique. This style was born 20 years ago when Turkish drummers began splitting the hand, thus attaining unprecedented speed and dexterity.
Raquy also plays the twelve-string King Kemenche Tarhu, a rare and exotic bowed instrument, designed after the Iranian spike fiddle.