What’s a Didjeridu?
|Ash Dargan, Australia’s premier
didjeridu player and recording artist (left), will give a
free, multi-media performance, titled “Territory: 13
Sacred Journeys into Dreamtime,” Feb. 3 in Newcomb Hall
Theater at 7 p.m.
out when Australia’s premier didjeridu player and recording
artist, Ash Dargan, brings his multi-media performance, “Territory:
13 Sacred Journeys into Dreamtime,” to Newcomb Hall Theater
Feb. 3 at 7 pm. Dargan, a member of the Larrikia tribe in Australia’s
Northern Territory, incorporates indigenous and contemporary world
music into a unique style that captures the spirit of his culture.
In “Territory,” he creates a total sensory experience
for the audience by layering the mysterious sounds of the didjeridu
with recordings of Australian wildlife against a backdrop of stunning
projected images from some of Australia’s most exotic landscapes.
An authentic instrument of Australian Aboriginal people, the didjeridu
is a long, wooden drone pipe made from bamboo or a tree hollowed
out by termites, about four or five feet in length and a few inches
in diameter. It is blown into like a trumpet.
Dargan’s visit is sponsored by the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal
Art Collection and Newcomb Hall. The performance is free and open
to the public. Call 244-0234 for information.