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Gotta Love the “Chooky Dancers”

Watch a video from the link below! The “Chooky Dancers” combine traditional Yolngu song and dance with popular Western themes. “Chook” means chicken, so even their name is ironic. The first time I saw these fellas they stood on stage eerily silent and stoned-faced, then, as the music began, this mob of traditional fellas from a remote area of Australia began doing ballet steps to music from “Zorba the Greek”. They wow audiences all over the world with their mystique, … [ Read the Rest... ]

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The Didgeridoo Heckler

So you’re outside playing didgeridoo, maybe busking, and someone shouts from the crowd “A dingo ate my baby!” But only you and the vociferous joker get the quip ( a line delivered by Meryl Streep in the great film “A Cry in the Dark”). You keep on playing and then you hear, “Reeeeecolaaaaa!”. That’s it… you stand up and THWACK the guy upside the head. In court the judge tells you, “That was a didgeri-don’t!” And once in jail your … [ Read the Rest... ]

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Didgeridoo “PICK OF THE WEEK”

We had introduced the concept of a Didgeridoo “Pick of the Week” shortly after our new site launched, by showcasing the didgeridoos on Facebook. The idea unfortunately faded around the holidays and we never picked it back up again until now. The idea behind our pick of the week, is to showcase any instrument that stands out as a current favorite in the mix. All the didgeridoos are great, but from time to time one just stands out from the … [ Read the Rest... ]

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Playing the Didgeridoo – 5 CD Box Set

Ever wanted to learn to play that didgeridoo you’ve got sitting in the corner? Know how to make the basic drone, but can’t quite figure out how to make your didge bark like a dingo, cackle like a kookaburra or bounce like a kangaroo? Or is the concept of circular breathing leaving you completely baffled? The best way to take your didgeridoo playing to the next level is with a great set of 5 CDs titled “Playing the Didgeridoo” available … [ Read the Rest... ]

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The Art of the Didgeridoo Exhibit in Beverly Hills

Join LA Outback at 7 PM opening night, July 30, at the Aboriginal Dreamtime Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, for a most unique event. Opening night will feature a brief talk about the history and use of the didgeridoo in Australian aboriginal culture and its recent fusion with modern music around the world. That will be followed by awesome didgeridoo performances (players TBA). Admission is free. Wine and light snacks provided. The exhibit and sale runs through August 27. There … [ Read the Rest... ]

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New James Wallace Exotic Didges

LA Outback just received, and posted to the site, a new batch of didgeridoos by James Wallace. James has a talent for seeing forms and art in places others may overlook. Like finding faces or characters in the clouds, James can do this by looking at a piece of wood found along a river bank or forest floor. He loves the outdoors and prefers living in a rural environment. And with the exception of high school art and an airbrush … [ Read the Rest... ]

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New exotic bamboo didgeridoos at LA Outback

We’re excited to announce the birth of Will Thoren’s new Bamboo Multi Drone didgeridoos! “What really excites me”, says Will, “is these instruments enable me to craft solid multi drone instruments that are more affordable. After months of brainstorming it took some time to find a material that could achieve the specific shape necessary for this type of instrument and still maintain a natural and powerful sound. The idea of assembling multiple diameters of high quality bamboo struck me like … [ Read the Rest... ]

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Where Do You Play Didgeridoo

Tell us where you like to play your didgeridoo. On the front porch? A local park? An old empty water tank? Maybe you have a funny or poignant story about a time you ventured out and about with your didgeridoo? You can even send us a photo. We’ll put your stories and pictures here to share with the whole didgeridoo community. Simply email us at info@laoutback.com and we’ll post it. We will only mention your FIRST name and the city … [ Read the Rest... ]

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Drum ‘n Didge Live at LA Outback

This is a live performance by Drum ‘n Didge held on stage at LA Outback’s didgeridoo store in Laguna Beach. The guys were in town for the Joshua Tree Didgeridoo Festival in 2002 and opened for Ash Dargan that evening.

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LA Outback Aboriginal Art Sale

Over the past fifteen years, LA Outback has carved out a presence online as the number one resource in the US for high quality didgeridoos and Australian aboriginal art. As always we strive to focus on offering quality aboriginal art at very accessible prices. We can afford do this as we don’t have the heavy overhead costs that many brick and mortar art galleries face when selling to the public face to face. Right now is a great time to … [ Read the Rest... ]