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MOJAVE DRUMS ANNOUNCES DRUM-BUILDING AND DRUM CIRCLE WEEKEND RETREATS IN LAKE MEAD
MEADVIEW, AZ - March 17, 2003 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Mojave Drums (mojavedrums.com)
is offering two unique premier weekend retreats where guests will use natural
materials, including gourds and rawhide, to build a hand drum in one day and
then use it to participate in a drum circle the next day. No musical experience
or skill is required. The first retreat will be held Friday April 25 through
Sunday April 27, and the second Friday May 9 through Sunday May 11, 2003.
Additional dates will follow during the summer and fall.
Each retreat has a specific cultural theme, including Native American, African,
and Polynesian. Musical entertainment keyed to the theme of that particular
retreat will be performed using drums and assorted percussion instruments. The
staff is a mixture of artists, craftspeople, and musicians; many of whom are
Native Americans (Hualapai, Havasupai, Sioux). A professional drum circle
facilitator leads the drum circle.
"I see the Retreat as a chance for guests to encounter cultural and artistic
diversity while exploring the universal cultural phenomenon of drumming," says
Loretta Veach, Mojave Drums' founder. "In addition to the relaxing and organic
hands-on experience of making your own drum, we will be able to enjoy
performances from a number of dancers and musicians from the nearby Hualapai
"For anybody who wants to get out of the cities, recharge their spiritual
batteries, or just enjoy a drive into the wilderness, all of these things are a
part of the retreat. Located on the western slopes, looking out over the mesa,
there is ample space for creativity, and just plain relaxing."
Concludes Veach, "Drum circles are also excellent team-building tools, making
Mojave Drums an ideal corporate retreat setting."
The Mojave Drum Retreats will be held on an 80-acre retreat located in the
Mojave Desert near Meadview, Arizona in the Joshua Tree forest of Grapevine
Mesa, at the extreme western end of the Grand Canyon. Meadview is on the
eastern edge of Lake Mead, about 90 miles from Las Vegas.
Pricing for the first Mojave Drum Retreat is $375 per person, and $400 per
person for the second retreat. Special events for corporate teams can be
arranged, on request. Reservations require a $100 deposit with balance due 30
days prior to retreat event date. Each event is limited to 45 participants. All
meals are provided and menus are created specially for each retreat. The retreat
is remote and facilities are rustic, Facilities are limited to dry camping and
Images of the drum making process can be found here:
Additional information can be found online at http:// www.mojavedrums.com, by
email at firstname.lastname@example.org. or by phone at 928-727-DRUM.
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