Friday, March 30, 2012


For another concrete experience of Australia, we asked Didgeridoo players, Joel and Katy, to come to share the music with the children.  This was really fun and quite interesting.  Many children thought the sound was like a frog or an airplane.  You could feel air coming out of the bottom.
This Didigeridoo is from Australia and has dot painting on the outside.  We learned that players add beeswax around the mouth opening in order to make it soft.  The players use circular breathing in order to make the noise.  It seemed tiring to us but they said it is energizing.  This has been practiced by the Indigenous Australians for over 1,500 years.
The children stood up and danced to the sound.

This was a great experience for the children.  Thank you so much to Joel and Katy. 

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