Mediterranean RaqsBand formed in Feb of
work towards providing dancers with music they WANT to
Directed by internationally
known belly dancer, Saqra (Seattle, WA),
RaqsBand features classic dance music
specifically for bellydance. Modern and classic Egyptian, Greek, Turkish,
Armenian, Persian all are represented in this exotic mix.
The band includes Saqra (Oriental quarter tone keyboard, harmonium, keyboard
dulcimer, and vocals); David Metz on power dumbek and general percussion and
Jeff Raybuck on Mizmar, Tar, Riq and the mighty cowbell. Band members have studied with many specialty artists both in America
and abroad in Egypt and Turkey and strive to present quality music in
performances across the US and in Canada.
RaqsBand now features three recordings available and more on
the way, along with sheet music companion