The Didgeridoo Down Under Show is a unique fusion of Australian music, culture, art, science, comedy, character building, anti-bullying and audience participation. The didgeridoo has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years, and is known for its otherworldly sound. But DDU is much more than music. It’s interactive, educational, motivational and super fun for all ages! During the show, we play a variety of exotic didgeridoos and worldly percussion instruments, demonstrating various playing styles and upbeat rhythms. We also use a multitude of props – including motivational signs, vocabulary lists, maps, globes, artifacts, artwork and puppets – to deliver educational lessons and empowering messages. The program is very participatory, and several segments involve students playing instruments, dancing or acting out a story. We adjust the program content and delivery style according to the audience age range. DDU will motivate your students to appreciate world music and art … respect multiculturalism and diversity …get excited about learning and reading… think creatively and imaginatively … act with kindness and tolerance … stand up against bullying … protect the environment … and become better global citizens!
Use this link to view a video excerpt from this program: https://www.didgedownunder.com/gallery
Both in-person and virtual (live and pre-recorded) options are available for this program.
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.
- Program Type: Performance
- Discipline: Multi-Disciplinary, Music, Storytelling
- Grade Level: Elementary, Middle
- Cultural Context: Australian
- Accepts bookings in Johnston County
- Virtual option available