Wow! Getting ready for my first ever trip to Africa and the amazing Sahara Desert.
Last year I met a fantastic woman called Karima who lives in Morocco and runs a company called LetsGo2Morocco
We made friends by talking for hours, sharing our stories and continuing to meet up. Over time it became clear we could work together and so we began planning a joint project; she had discovered an excellent venue called Dar Sidi Bounou right on the edge of the Sahara desert that she felt would be perfect to host a retreat and she asked me if I would be interested.
The idea of singing and playing the sound healing instruments I love in such a spectacular location thrilled me and we began to put together a trip, which would mean a group of people could travel down through Morocco, with her as an expert guide, to take some valuable time ‘out’ of their daily lives and do some self healing and percpective changing, simply by seeing a new horizon, listening to some consciousness expanding sounds and moving in a new environment.
We both wanted to share our skills in a happy supportive group environment and so the Sahara Desert Healing Retreat idea was born.
I feel that for some people, the idea of travelling to a Muslim country might be something they are shy of, especially in these troubled times. Karima works as a travel companion for single Muslim women, who often find it a challenge to go on trips and in her experience, to be accompanied is a great help. She knows Morocco as a rich and colourful country that encourages tourism and makes a huge effort to assure the safety of travellers there.
So, this September, we will be doing our first trip/retreat and we have another one planned for Spring next year. Maybe you can come! I hope so. It will certainly make for some interesting blogs.
There will definitely be some recording happening and i can’t wait to publish the music we make in the Sahara. The Desert Rocks!