Drum Making with Phil Davis will be at
The Carmel Fine Art & Music Festival in the Demo Tent
Saturday September 15th, 9:00am-12:00am

12 participants for this session will be drawn through a Facebook page.

Visit the Facebook Event and follow the instructions on the very first post.

Our drums are more than mere instruments, they are gifts given to us by Creator.  It is an honour and a privilege to share this knowledge in a good way to continue moving towards a path of Truth of Reconciliation.

Phil Davis, a Mohawk man of the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations) peoples, has resided in St. Catharines most of his life and has been an active member in his own community for many decades.  His love of music and life have offered him many great opportunities to learn about himself and others, and he enjoys sharing when and wherever possible.

This session will offer a hands-on experience of constructing a Cree-style hand drum, along with teachings about the drum and reflecting on the values of song and how that ties into the importance of music in our communities, even today!

Sharing songs and teachings of the drum will begin the session, along with knowledge about taking responsibility for the drum during preparation work.  We will then move into the lacing of the drum head to complete the actual drum.  Each step will be given in detail, and we will work together to ensure that each drum is completed to the best of our abilities.
Throughout the workshop, there will be teachings offered to the group.

By the end of the session, each participant will have created a drum and will have been offered knowledge to further their experience.