Video: How to make a Maya/Creek drum
The most common Creek drum is a narrower diameter and was about twice the height. It was the ancestor of the conga drum. However, this size drum also appears in drawings of Maya and Creek musicians. There is no mention of the broad Plains Indians drums that one now sees at all pow wows.
The Muskogeans did not play slow boom-boom-boom drum music until they moved out to Oklahoma and made contacts with the Plains Indians. Their traditional music in Georgia was described as being very fast and syncopated. The De Soto Chronicles state that an orchestra, playing 32 wind and percussion instruments, accompanied the King of Cusa, when he came out to meet Hernando de Soto.
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