The Spirit of the Drum: All life is rhythmic. We see it in the coming and going of day and night, the ebb and flow of tides and the beating of the human heart. Little wonder that throughout the history of mankind, people from all over the world have prized drums – the instruments of rhythm.
Perhaps no other people have attached a greater significance to the spirit of the drum that the Indian tribes of North America. The drum has played an inherent role in the lives of Native Americans for centuries. Prior to battle, the beat of the drum aroused a sense of strength and solidarity. In gatherings of celebration, it created a sense of social and spiritual harmony.
Every drum is crafted from natural materials and renewable resources over a year-long process. Drum frames are created from wood native to Northern New Mexico – cottonwood, aspen or pine. All trees are harvested in a sustainable way. Drum heads are made from cow, deer elk or goat hides.
Each drum has its own distinct voice. Its own heartbeat. That is the spirit of the drum.