Raquy and The Cavemen - Testimonials
From promoters / talent buyers who have worked with R&CM


Floydfest
(Ani Difranco, Levon Helm)

Earthdance
(Matisyahu, Michael Franti)

Robert Benaroya
(Ravi Shankar, Zakir Hussein)

Seattle World Rhythm Festival

Ingenuity Festival

Triboriginal Festival

Starwood Festival
(Cyro Baptista)

Culturefest

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Kris Hodges, Producer
~ FloydFest (Ani Difranco, Levon Helm)

"Some sets come on like a breath of fresh air, excitement and fire. Raquy and the Cavemen deliver. There is never a dull moment when they hit the stage; pounding rhythms, haunting melodies, exotic dance and a sensual aura that defies boundaries. The perfect addition to any Festival program."


Floydfest
(Ani Difranco, Levon Helm)

Earthdance
(Matisyahu, Michael Franti)

Robert Benaroya
(Ravi Shankar, Zakir Hussein)

Seattle World Rhythm Festival

Ingenuity Festival

Triboriginal Festival

Starwood Festival
(Cyro Baptista)

Culturefest

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Chris Deckker, Founder and Talent Buyer
Earthdance Festival (Matisyahu, Michael Franti and Spearhead)

"Raquy and the Caveman are one of the best new world fusion acts I have seen over the last years. Their modern blend of middle eastern beats, acoustic guitar and persian strings takes the audience on a deep and mystical journey. They were definitely one of the most talked about new acts at Earthdance 2010. I highly recommend them as a great festival act."


Floydfest
(Ani Difranco, Levon Helm)

Earthdance
(Matisyahu, Michael Franti)

Robert Benaroya
(Ravi Shankar, Zakir Hussein)

Seattle World Rhythm Festival

Ingenuity Festival

Triboriginal Festival

Starwood Festival
(Cyro Baptista)

Culturefest

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Robert Benaroya, Event Organizer and Promoter in Vancouver, BC, Canada
(Has sponsored Ravi Shankar, Salif Keita, Zakir Hussein)

"Raquy and the Cavemen have a cult following here in Vancouver. They have created a unique and electrifying experience for our audience. Their stage presence is superb and sexy, combining raw rock'n'roll energy with the complexities and subtleties of middle-eastern rhythms and music."


Floydfest
(Ani Difranco, Levon Helm)

Earthdance
(Matisyahu, Michael Franti)

Robert Benaroya
(Ravi Shankar, Zakir Hussein)

Seattle World Rhythm Festival

Ingenuity Festival

Triboriginal Festival

Starwood Festival
(Cyro Baptista)

Culturefest

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Eric Wilson, Program Coordinator
Seattle World Rhythm Festival

"The Seattle World Rhythm Festival has had the distinct pleasure to host Raquy and the Caveman as one of our highlighted performances. Due to the overwhelming crowd response of their performance we have made an effort to make sure they are a continued part of the celebration of music and dance at our annual event. Their high energy and well rehearsed act draws in the audience creating a dance party effect inspiring everyone in the room. From the entire festival team we are truly appreciative of Raquy and the Caveman's yearly participation."


Floydfest
(Ani Difranco, Levon Helm)

Earthdance
(Matisyahu, Michael Franti)

Robert Benaroya
(Ravi Shankar, Zakir Hussein)

Seattle World Rhythm Festival

Ingenuity Festival

Triboriginal Festival

Starwood Festival
(Cyro Baptista)

Culturefest

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Grant Marquit, Program Manager
Ingenuity Festival of Art and Technology

"After Raquy's virtuoso cameo in our "Symphony for 1000 Drums", we didn't hesitate to invite her and the Cavemen back the following year for a full performance. The crowd responded with awe and delight, and relished in the fusion of sound, rhythm and stage presence that has become the trademark of Raquy and the Cavemen here in Cleveland."


Floydfest
(Ani Difranco, Levon Helm)

Earthdance
(Matisyahu, Michael Franti)

Robert Benaroya
(Ravi Shankar, Zakir Hussein)

Seattle World Rhythm Festival

Ingenuity Festival

Triboriginal Festival

Starwood Festival
(Cyro Baptista)

Culturefest

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Onca O'Leary, Producer
Triboriginal Festival, NC

"Raquy and the Cavemen brought incredible energy, stage presence, and technical skill to my festival. Our crowds want to dance hard and long- the band gave them all that and more; the audience was wild with frenetic appreciation. And as Producer, I found them great to work with and easy to communicate with. I recommend them highly."


Floydfest
(Ani Difranco, Levon Helm)

Earthdance
(Matisyahu, Michael Franti)

Robert Benaroya
(Ravi Shankar, Zakir Hussein)

Seattle World Rhythm Festival

Ingenuity Festival

Triboriginal Festival

Starwood Festival
(Cyro Baptista)

Culturefest

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Regis Sedlock, Talent Buyer
Starwood Festival (Cyro Baptista and more - Largest Pagan Festival in the World)

"We brought Raquy and the Cavemen for the first time in 2006, for a Wednesday night concert. The crowd's reaction was so overwhelming, they practically became festival celebrities overnight. The following year we brought them for a headlining Saturday night slot, in which they, again, ripped the stage apart with their energy. The next year we couldn't get them, which caused riots on the festival grounds! So now we try to get them back every year that we can.
Incredible music, incredible show, wonderful people to work with. They will make your festival!"


Floydfest
(Ani Difranco, Levon Helm)

Earthdance
(Matisyahu, Michael Franti)

Robert Benaroya
(Ravi Shankar, Zakir Hussein)

Seattle World Rhythm Festival

Ingenuity Festival

Triboriginal Festival

Starwood Festival
(Cyro Baptista)

Culturefest

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Lori McKinney, Organizer
Culturefest World Music & Arts Festival

"Raquy and the Cavemen give an electrifying, jaw dropping performance. As a promoter, I feel like a hero for presenting them to my audiences. They have the "Wow Factor" that you want to just blow the socks off of people. I hear more positive comments about Raquy and the Cavemen than any other group we bring in to our world music & arts festival; they are requested year after year and have gained lifelong fans here. They have also created a culture of doumbek enthusiasts and lovers of Middle Eastern music within our community."