In Native American culture, the steady beat of a drum represents a heartbeat. A heartbeat is the first sound anyone hears, and itâ€™s heard while developing in a womb. Itâ€™s a unifying sound. The beat is the same as Mother Earths heartbeat. When a drum is sounded, it is a call for all living things to unite with a single purpose, single mind and single heartbeat.
Drums are communal or personal. Communal drums are large enough for several men to strike at once. The booming drums at pow-wows invite everyone to participate. Personal Continue reading →