Raquy and the Cavemen Show and Workshop Schedule
Show was held at:
Cameo Theater Party Room (1123 East Commerce Street, San Antonio, TX 78205)
March 8, 2013 @ 8pm (Tickets $20 General Public/$15 Dancers and Workshop Participants) - Performance by Raquy and the Caveman. Doors open at 7pm. Cash bar is available.
Workshops were held at:
Synergy Studio (300 East Grayson Street, San Antonio, TX 78215).
Middle Eastern Rhythem Class - Saturday 11am-1pm in Room A
This class is open to any drummer who would like to explore Middle Eastern Rhythms. The class will cover: Middle Eastern Rhythms, Odd Rhythms and Ideas for Soloing. Some basic dumbek technique that can be applied to any drum Accompaniment - Participants will accompany Raquy playing songs on the kemenche.
You are welcome to bring any drum but the Alexandria style dumbek is recommended. This workshop is for everyone, not just drummers - people can come watch or dance.
Introduction to Turkish Split Hand Technique - Sunday 11am-1pm in Room A
In this workshop we will focus on the Turkish split hand technique, how to play the
Middle Eastern rhythms using this style, and solo phrases.
This class is geared towards people who have some background in dumbek. You are
welcome to bring any drum but the Alexandria style dumbek is recommended.
Dumset - The Middle-Eastern Drumset - Saturday 2pm-4pm in Room A
The DUmset is a setup comprised of a dumbek (played traditionally), 2 Middle Eastern
drums played with foot pedals (bass dumbek and Riq-snare), and hand cymbals. It was developed by
Liron in his creative search to combine his passion for western drumset playing with his love of
Middle Eastern rhythms and the dumbek. Students can either bring their own DUmsets (available at
dumset.com) or just bring a dumbek (or similar hand drum) and tap their feet on the floor.
Topics covered in the DUmset workshop:
Shake My A** - Dancer/Drummer Communication - Sunday 11am-1pm in Room B
- basic dumbek technique
- coordination and independence, starting from very basic level and up
- learn to sound like an entire percussion section
- learn to play drumset rhythms (i.e. rock I hip hop I drum n bass I jungle) and Middle
Eastern rhythms (i.e. maksum I malfuf I karsilama) alongside each other
- relaxation and posture so as to stay comfortable for a length of time.
Here's a video of Liron's DUmset playing.
This workshop, aimed towards both dancers and drummers (or other live musicians), will touch on the magical connection between the two and how to best read each other and communicate, both verbally and non-verbally.
Starting to move or 'shake it' when we hear a sweet beat is a natural and instinctual reaction we all have - we will focus on that natural approach, find your personal connection to the music and how to communicate it to others.