As most of the folks who follow this blog know, the ancestors of the Native Americans were originally found in the Lake Baikal area of Asia, tens of thousands of years ago. This area in many ways is our homeland.
Lake Baikal itself is amazing, over 25 million years old, it is the oldest and deepest lake in the world, and it freezes each winter. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it contains 20% of the world running fresh water, also making it the world’s largest reservoir.
However, the ice there has special qualities that cause it to be “musical” for lack of any better description. Drummers make beautiful music using the ice on the lake itself. Surely is resonant of Native drumming. I have to wonder if Native drumming began on this ancestral ice.
Take a look at this article and be sure to scroll down and listen to the video so you can hear for yourself.
Hat tip to Melissa for this info.