“Aussie Funk Jam: Didgeridoo Workshop!”

“Aussie Funk Jam: Didgeridoo Workshop!”

The didgeridoo has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1500 years, and is known for its otherworldly sound. Didgeridoos are traditionally made from hollowed-out tree trunks, but other tubular items can be used as a “didge” too.

In this upbeat and hands-on workshop, participants will …

… use our beginner PVC didgeridoos (clean and sanitized, of course).
… learn how to drone and make numerous sounds, including animal calls.
… learn how to play basic rhythms.
… learn the fundamental concepts of circular breathing.
… learn about Australia and Aboriginal culture.
… learn how to craft a didgeridoo from household items such as cardboard tubes (on their own time).
… partake in an uplifting jam session!
… enjoy a unique multicultural music experience!

This program is best for ages 8+ and 40 or less students, but mature youngsters and slightly larger groups are OK. We adjust our workshop according to age levels. In our middle / high school workshop, for instance, we spend extra time teaching the fundamentals of circular breathing. The workshop works best as an accompaniment or follow-up to the Didgeridoo Down Under Show. Good vibes guaranteed!

Artist Background

G’day! Didgeridoo Down Under is a leading K-12 educational entertainment company in the U.S. We specialize in weaving cultural arts, core curriculum, character building, motivational speaking and audience participation into highly energetic and interactive shows and workshops. Our program themes range from Australian cultural arts to science, character education and more. Since 2003, we’ve presented 9,000+ programs (both in-person and virtual) at schools and other venues nationwide, and we’re based in North Carolina. DDU performers Rob Thomas & Tanya Gerard have performed at schools and other venues throughout the U.S. for 20+ years and have produced music for numerous films, including the IMAX movie Sacred Planet. Tanya, who grew up in Australia, also has written a children’s book, The Adventures of the Wild, Wild Wolf.

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