Raquy Dominates the Darbuka

Raquy dominates the Darbuka.

The darbuka is a “goblet drum,” a hand drum with a head shaped like a circle that’s wider than the middle of its long, thin body. Arabic musicians have been playing darbuka for hundreds, maybe thousands of years. While the powerful West African djembe is its close cousin, the player of a darbuka uses more fingers, feeling and finesse. Let’s watch this video of darbuka master Raquy Danziger making it so.


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