Didgeridoo Workshop

May 11, 2018

At this month's gathering, we will be joined by Itamar Meir.

Ita is a musician who plays different rhythms and styles with the help of the drums, didgeridoo, loop station and other world instruments to create a celebration of sound, life and dance. 

 

 

Itamar is highly skilled in his work and as well as performing, he also teaches the Didgeridoo to adult and children groups. 

 

 

If you would like to see more of Itamar's work, you can follow him on Facebook here: 

https://www.facebook.com/Itadidg/

 

Ita is also planning an intensive Digeridoo course aimed for people who are interested in learning and developing their own sound with the instrument.  This class will be for a max of 10 people so if you'd like to know more you can contact him at rainbowdidg@gmail.com or call  0892215192

 

 

 

We're looking forward to trying this out at the Shamanic Tribes Gathering on Sunday 27th May!

 

 

 

A little info about the Didgeridoo: 

 

 

The Didgeridoo is a wind instrument thought to have originated in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia.

  Researchers have suggested it may be the world's oldest musical instrument, over 40,000 years old.


 It has been suggested that the Didgeridoo was an adaptation of traded instruments from India and/or Asia, this is possibly why it was mainly used by coastal tribes of the far North of Australia. 

 Traditionally didgeridoos were made from eucalyptus tree trunks and limbs hollowed out, while still living, by termites, (a small insect like an ant but a relative of the cockroach) or from bamboo in the far north of Australia.

Today didgeridoos are made from a large variety of materials such as glass, leather, hemp, ceramic, plastic, solid timbers carved out, logs drilled out, dried/hollowed cactus stems, aluminum and other metals and just about any material which can be formed into a hollow tube!


 The didgeridoo was traditionally used as an accompaniment along with chants, singers and dancers, often in ceremonies.

  Today the didgeridoo is heard in almost every style of music, rock, jazz, blues, pop, hip hop, electronic, techno, funk, punk, rap etc. There are truly no limits to the use of this awesome instrument.

 

  In a few aboriginal groups in certain ceremonies men only played the didgeridoo, but in many groups, outside of ceremony, men, women and children played it.

 

 

Didgeridoo for the Shamanic Journey

 

The Didgeridoo, being one of the world's oldest musical instruments, is deeply rooted in shamanism and according to Aboriginal legend, the God of creation, Baime, created man and woman, giving them the didgeridoo to sound all other life into form. 

Used in Shamanic journey work, the didgeridoo  produces a resonant trance inducing drone called " the voice of the earth"

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Sunday 27th May at the back of Keane's Bar from 5-9pm. We will also have djembe drumming circle, shamanic drumming and journey work and a holistic retail area. 

 

If you are a vendor or holistic practitioner who would like a space to sell your things or advertise your business, contact shamanictribesgalway@gmail.com. 

And/or if you would like the opportunity to facilitate a workshop/talk with us, do get in touch. 

 

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