Raquy and the Cavemen

Raquy and the Cavemen


Progressive Middle-Eastern Music, HEAVY on the drumming! Raquy and the Cavemen play dark and powerful Middle-Eastern music, featuring electrifying traditional drumming from Egypt, Turkey and the region, performed by Arab, Israeli and American musicians.


When Middle Eastern music extraordinaire Raquy Danziger joined forces with hard rock musician Liron Peled, the result was dark, powerful Middle Eastern music with a heavy emphasis on Arabic drumming, backed by a band of Arab and Israeli musicians.

Raquy, the leader of the group, plays the Iranian Kamanche, a rare and exotic bowed instrument reminiscent of an ancient violin. She is most known for her electrifying performances of original percussion compositions on the Dumbek (Arabic hand drum), which leave audiences awestruck.

The group explores the fascinating genre of Progressive Middle-Eastern music with its rich variety of exotic instruments, pulsating rhythms, and evocative scales.
Their 1st CD, "DUST" (© 2003) has reached the top 20 on the CMJ chart for multiple weeks. Their latest CD "Jordan" (© 2005) has debuted on the top 30 on the same chart. The group received airplay in the US, Canada, Central America, Israel and Europe.

Raquy and the Cavemen have appeared at Lollapalooza, Central Park Summerstage, FloydFest and PASIC* among others. They are performing regularly in the US with occasional tours abroad.

Raquy and the Cavemen also give workshops and master classes in Middle-Eastern drumming.

*PASIC - Percussive Arts Society International Convention


"Jordan" - (c) 2005
"Dust" - (c) 2003

Set List

sets are 50 min - 1.5 hour, mostly original music with some traditional Middle-Eastern hits