Monday, September 20, 2010

Shamanic Drums and Maps

Strange Maps gives us a shaman's drum from Lapland with an interpretation of the symbols on it. If you'd like to hear a shaman's drum with some modern overtones, I recommend Veljo Tormis's "Curse Upon Iron." You can hear the ICBMs from 7:40 on. Too bad they weren't included on Strange Map's drum. [The Estonians and Sami are linguistically related, and Tormis uses folk instruments and music throughout his works.]

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