The Magic of the Didgeridoo: An Interactive Presentation for Schools

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The Magic of the Didgeridoo is an interactive presentation with Didge Project’s AJ Block that gets students clapping, singing, dancing and making lots of didgeridoo sounds. Buzzing the lips, breathing in different rhythms and imitating the “animal sounds” of the didgeridoo are a few of the many engaging techniques students experience.

Included in this presentation is a background of the Aboriginal Australian culture surrounding the didgeridoo and how the instrument is created. The original didgeridoos were eucalyptus logs hollowed out by termites, and students receive a vivid picture of what this is like.

In addition to The Magic of the Didgeridoo, Didge Project offers Make and Play Didgeridoo Workshops for students, who will create, learn to play, and take home their very own plastic didgeridoo.

Book The Magic of the Didgeridoo and other activities for your school, library, community center, camp or youth group by writing to info@didgeproject.com or calling 347-871-3866.

Video edited by Narin Kerim

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AJ Block is the director of Didge Project and is active as a didgeridoo teacher and performer. In addition to didgeridoo, AJ has spent years studying music traditions from all over the world including jazz (trombone and piano), western classical music, Indian Classical Music, guitar and world percussion. AJ has developed a number of programs for Didge Project including The ABCs of Didgeridoo, The Didgeridoo Skills Course, and Circular Breathing Mastery. He is also the author of Didge For Sleep, a didgeridoo learning method designed specifically for people with Sleep Apnea. As a performer AJ is the leader of the Didge Project Music Collective and a member of Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey. AJ is a founding member of Sacred Arts Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of sacred art traditions through education, ritual and study. As a student of spiritual teacher Maestro Manuel Rufino AJ is an active member of the Golden Drum community.