How to make a traditional Coast Salish Drum: Jorge Lewis Drum Maker ‬

Jorge Lewis is a First Nations artist from the Snuneymuxw nation of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, BC who specializes in drum making. Jorge is a descendent of powerful Shamans, mask dancers and chiefs. He was taught the craft of drum making by Bill Garton, a Lakota sundancer, pipe carrier and spiritual seeker. Drums are used in sweat lodges, singing circles, or to accompany a singer. Jorge believes that drumming is a tool that assists us in getting centered spiritually, and it connects us with the inner self and with all that is around us. His love for life is evident in his work, and he lives and breathes his spiritual culture through his art work. Learn step by step how to cut lacing, punch the elk hide, string the lace, and tie off the lace.

Running Time: 20:58

Published: May 23, 2012

By: Phil Ives