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!

Transformational Workshops & Classes!

Learn more about the classes, workshops, and retreats we offer!

Experience one of our events!!
Mystic Arts Immersion Gathering-Spring 2019
Mystic Arts Immersion Gathering was envisioned to be a networking and sharing event; sharing tools & techniques in the cross-cultural shamanic perspective. An eclectic group of facilitators will lead you in tool and instrument making workshops, classes, unique ceremonial spaces, and inspirational experiences in our natural surroundings via hikes and outdoor discussions. Our community will share time, wisdom, and skills to help create a weekend full of learning and reciprocity.    
May 25, 2019 - May 26, 2019 $50.00$150.00 Expired
Easy Native American Flute Making Workshop

Easiest Native American Style flute making workshop we offer! Make your flute in minutes with no need to use tools. Pre-made kits provided, that are already drilled/tuned and ready to put together. Learn about the Native American Style Flute, aka … Continued

July 27, 2019 - July 27, 2019 $80.00 BOOK NOW
Djembe Building Workshop- Fall 2019
This workshop will provide you with all the supplies and guidance necessary to build your own personal djembe drum. During the building process, where you will birth your own drum, I will teach you how to build and take care of your drum, in a sacred setting. This workshop will give you all the knowledge necessary to repair and tune your djembe in the future!  You can choose to place a non-refundable deposit for the event, or make a full payment, each depending on the kind of shell you would like to build.  This class will take place at my studio in the North Georgia mountains near Tallulah Falls, GA; about 1.5 hours away from Atlanta and Asheville. Please consider this trip in your plans for the day. Directions will be given upon receiving your deposit. Remaining payment after deposit is due on day of class, no refunds but rescheduling is welcome. All deposits are required at least 7 days before workshop date. 
October 5, 2019 - October 5, 2019 $150.00$350.00 BOOK NOW
Root Gathering
In the not so distant past, those who carried ancient knowledge were called root gatherers or root workers. These people not only used roots & plants as medicine, but also connected with our ancestral roots for ancient healing practices and traditions. The "Root Gathering" is a mini-festival that will help to facilitate intimate connections with others who hold ancestral knowledge and wish to share it with the world. During this event we all will co-create an environment where we help spread our passions of ancient traditions with a quality selection of participants. This is a consciously limited event to sustain greater sharing and connection. Limited to 100 tickets sold and not open to the public.  
September 20, 2019 - September 22, 2019 $25.00$80.00 BOOK NOW

Recent Articles


Building an Earth Cob Oven

Reading Time: 7 minutes Last month we built a earth cob oven here at Archaic Roots during the Mystic Arts Immersion. This was one of the most influential workshops of the event, which required many hands and feet to complete throughout the weekend. Colíbrí … Continued

The Mesoamerican Slit Drum- mayohuacan or teponaztli

Reading Time: 3 minutes The slit drum is indigenous to many cultures around the world. Though in this article we will be examining the mesoamerican (includes much of modern Mexico and Central America) slit drum specific to the Americas (pre and post contact). These … Continued

The ancestors voices- the udu drum

Reading Time: 5 minutes As I walked through one of my first festivals almost 20 years ago, I first heard the special sounds of an udu drum. Those sounds instantly found my attention, low liquid like percussion, as if calling me from a distant … Continued

Roots of an Instrument Maker – Eddie Osborne of Ancestral Memory

Reading Time: 5 minutes What led to your interest in learning to make instruments? I became interested in musical instruments during my early childhood in Griffin, Georgia, where friends and I would make a number of our playthings. These included non-musical items such as … Continued