Drum sc.jpeg


One of the most widely dispersed instruments on the planet. Practically every culture has used the drum in ceremony, ritual, and shamanic healing; not to mention all the music avenues from classical orchestras, to jazz, rock, and more. Generally made of wood and animal skin, we find body examples made from human skulls, turtle shells, clay, and metal; to skins from sharks, elephant, goat, elk, snake, and more. Shells can be wide and deep, to hoops and shallow frames. Drumming is used to bring communities together, signal through dense jungle, initiate trance, journeying, and even marching into battle.


The 7 Het Heru (Hathor) High Priestess playing the frame drum.

Screen Shot 2018-03-14 at 11.15.28 AM.png

Nigeria Djembe players

Screen Shot 2018-03-14 at 11.17.56 AM.jpg

Snake Charmer with drummers in Tunisia.

Screen Shot 2018-03-14 at 10.58.06 AM.png

Early drum kit


Pygmy drummers

Screen Shot 2018-03-14 at 11.07.33 AM.jpg

Drummers in the Congo

Screen Shot 2018-03-14 at 11.41.50 AM.png

Mapuche (Chile) machis—healers and shamans

Screen Shot 2018-03-14 at 11.39.41 AM.png

Siberian shaman