Archaic Roots is a manifestation of many years of study, practice and passion for hand made crafts/artistic media combined with knowledge of indigenous instruments and traditions. The custom made drums and instruments, indigenous instrument education presentations, drum circle facilitation and instrument building workshops provided by Archaic Roots are all inspired by the traditions of our global ancestors.
Offering one of a kind experiences with our unique workshops, retreats, and personal instrument building immersions. Additionally, we can provide an awesome private guest room or primitive artist cabin on the Archaic Roots property (located in the Southern Appalachian wilderness within the largest dome community on the East Coast of the United States). We can host and offer a unique experience while you’re here in the Southern Appalachian Mountains! Focus on yourself, delve into true wilderness areas, connect with our Mother Earth, hike to waterfalls, create art and instruments with a variety of media, and so much more!!
Looking for repair services for a variety of indigenous instruments such as drums, flutes, whistles, didgeridoo, and more; we can help! We can also create hand crafted custom instruments on a commission basis based on your vision and requirements.
Combining the elements of earth, water, air, and fire to produce functional art with a purpose of making music that transcends the art you are accustomed to seeing in most galleries. There’s no other place like Archaic Roots, come see visit us and see what we do!
Native American Style Flute Building Workshop- Winter 2019
Djembe Building Workshop- Winter 2019
Aztec Death Whistle Building Workshop
Learn the process of creating Aztec death whistles with clay. Discuss ancient whistle construction methods, uses, and more! Build up to two whistles throughout Saturday, pit fire them overnight, and bring them home Sunday evening. Free camping, group campfire potluck, … Continued
Whistling Vessel Building Workshop
- This is an intensive workshop that lasts three days, starting Friday and ending Sunday afternoon.
- Learn hand building techniques for making vessels
- Learn the process of creating the whistling mechanisms for each vessel
- Decorate your vessel once built.
- Presentations on history and culture around these vessels, and theories on how they were used in ancient pre-columbian cultures.