The Land Down Under
July 01, 2012
Imagine a mysterious, diverse, and beautiful land on the other side of the world. A land that produces an instrument called the didgeridoo, which looks and sounds as exotic as its name. A land down under, a land called Australia.
But wait! Let’s go back to the instrument: a didgeridoo? Well, that’s just plain fun to say! The didgeridoo is a wind instrument developed by Indigenous Australians about 1,500 years ago that is still in widespread use today all around the world.
Darren Liebman founded Didg Revolution in 2001 so he could share the didgeridoo’s uniqueness with as many people as possible. Darren and his mates perform at schools, libraries, festivals, and other venues throughout the U.S. Lindsey Dank, one of Darren’s mates, brings a little "Down Under" to MCPL with two unique shows: the Didgeridoo Down Under Show is a high energy Australian-themed program that combines music, art, puppetry and comedy fit for the whole family – while the Didgeridoo Concert and Discussion focuses on didgeridoo music mixed with a discussion about Australian history, Aboriginal culture, and environmentalism geared towards adults.
We are sure you’ll have a "ripper" of a time! (That means terrific in Australian.)
Community Programming Assistant Manager