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Didgeridoo Down Under

About the Artist

G’day! Didgeridoo Down Under is one of the most popular K-12 enrichment programs in the U.S. We specialize in weaving Australia-themed cultural arts, cross-curriculum, character building, motivational speaking and audience participation into high-energy shows and workshops for all ages. Since 2003, we have presented more than 6,000 programs at schools and other venues nationwide … but we’re based in North Carolina!

The DDU Show combines Australian music, culture, art, science, literacy development, puppetry, comedy, character building, anti-bullying and audience participation. The didgeridoo, usually a hollow tree trunk, 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!

Grade LevelsK-12
Maximums600 Students, 45-60 minutes, 6/day
Special Populations

Appropriate for all special populations. We adjust our programs accordingly.

Technical Requirements

2 tables

Total Fee1 performance (with one performer) - $826 / 2 performances (with one performer)-$1,100 | 1 performance (with two performers) - $1,320 / 2 performances (with two performers) - $1,650
School Portion1 performance (with one performer) - $413 / 2 performances (with one performer)-$550 | 1 performance (with two performers) - $660 / 2 performances (with two performers) - $825

This amazing cultural arts experience includes two to five dull days of didgeridoo immersion. The residency kicks off with the DDU show and includes the same learning experience as the Aussie Funk Jam, plus more advanced didgeridoo rhythms and playing techniques. The residency culminates with a mini-performance, in which the students are the musical stars! Upon request, each participant also can make, paint and decorate a cardboard didgeridoo. (Cardboard tubes must be purchased separately by the school. We know an inexpensive supplier.)

Grade Levels3-12
MaximumsUp to one full grade level , 45-60 minutes per session, 6/day
Special Populations

Appropriate for high-functioning special populations.

Technical Requirements

2 tables

Total FeeOnly available with 1 performer: 2 days - $2,500 / 3 days - $3,350 / 4 days- $4,200 / 5 days - $5,000
School PortionOnly available with 1 performer: 2 days - $800 / 3 days- $1,117 / 4 days - $1,400 / 5 days - $1,667

The didgeridoo is an Australian Aboriginal instrument with an otherworldly sound that’s as exotic as its name. In this hands-on program, participants will learn how to play the "didge" – including animal sounds and simple rhythms – with our beginner PVC didgeridoos. Participants also will learn how to easily make a didge on their own time. The AFJ is cool, funky and unique … a one-of-a-kind, multicultural music experience!

Grade Levels3-12
Maximums60 Students, 45-60 minutes, 6/day
Special Populations

Appropriate for high-functioning special populations. 

Technical Requirements

2 tables

Total FeeOnly available with 1 performer: 1 workshop- $400 / each additional workshop (same day and same school)- $300
School PortionOnly available with 1 performer: 1 workshop- $220 / each additional workshop (same day and same school)- $165

References

  • Amanda Griffey, Stanley County Arts Council, 704-982-8118
  • Ragen Carlile, United Arts Council, 919-839-1498 ext. 209

Website

www.didgedownunder.com