In 1986, Yolanda Martinez received a message from the Great Spirit: "Make drums." She listened by crafting her first drum in 1987, but her mission was not complete. Spirit called out to her again, urging her to continue. Thus, her company Legends Alive was born where she would later produce music.
Yolanda is an Apache/Comanche/Hispanic woman, born in New Mexico. She has bounced around from place to place over the years, even residing in Asheville for 6 years. Now, she is back in New Mexico, creating beautiful handmade drums and holding ceremony.
Yolanda aims to make drums that, "wake up the soul, balance and connect you with Earth Mothers rhythms in nature: her heartbeat and song."
The paper pictured on the back of the drums includes care instructions.
10" diameter x 3" deep
12" diameter x 3" deep
14" diameter x 3" deep
16" diameter x 3" deep
18" diameter x 3" deep
Click here to see the handmade items from Yolanda Martinez.