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Didgeridoo and Sleep Apnea – Alex Suarez Interview Part 2

Barry Martin sits down for a one on one interview with Alex Suarez, the founder of Asate, a Swiss based medical organization, which specializes in the therapeutic use of the didgeridoo for sleep apnea. In this second part of their interview Alex continues to discuss his experiences with learning to play the didgeridoo for his own sleep apnea, and how that led to the initial Swiss study which was published internationally including the British Medical Journal. Alex describes the different … [ Read the Rest... ]


Free Larry’s Beans Coffee With Eucalyptus Didgeridoo Purchase

Enjoy a ‘Cuppa’ On Us SPECIAL OFFER! Get a free 12oz bag of Larry’s Beans coffee with the purchase of any eucalyptus didgeridoo while supply lasts. To learn all about these awesome roasters in Raleigh, NC, just visit their website. It’s our favorite didgeri-brew, and we always have a fresh pot on both for ourselves and for visiting customers. Try L.A.Outback’s favorite didgeri-brew for free. We’ve got fresh bags of Larry’s Beans amazing Cowboy Blend ready to ship with your … [ Read the Rest... ]


Evoking the Dreamtime – by Barry Martin

Just hearing or reading the word Dreamtime may conjure up surreal images of a utopian world where everything is just as it should be. But what does this word really mean and where did it come from? The answer can be as complex as the ideal. First, know that the word Dreamtime was not derived or interpreted from any Australian Aboriginal language. Rather, this evocative term was coined by early anthropologists to represent the entirety of Aboriginal mythology, law, and … [ Read the Rest... ]


New Yidaki and Vintage Didgeridoos

LA Outback has just received a beautiful collection of yidaki and vintage didgeridoos the other day. The instruments are now photographed with individual video demos by expert player Andjru Werderitsch. All these incredible Australian instruments have been acquired from a personal collection of a longtime didgeridoo customer, who built a beautiful quiver of outstanding sticks over the years. Like many collectors he simple needed to scale back his collection and is hoping they all eventually find great new homes. If … [ Read the Rest... ]

Skpe Lessons

LA Outback Now Offers Didgeridoo Lessons on SKYPE

We’re always trying to think of new ways to service our customer base here at LA Outback, and one of the things we often get asked by beginners is “Where can I find a didgeridoo instructor near me”? Unfortunately up to this point our list of references beyond our area was pretty limited. Well about a month ago, the light bulb went off and we realized with the technology at our disposal we could link ourselves to those folks and … [ Read the Rest... ]


Didgeridoo For Sleep Apnea Therapy

For those looking for an alternate therapy for their sleep apnea woes, why not try a didgeridoo. LA Outback has been in the didgeridoo community for 15 years but hadn’t heard of sleep apnea until the didgeridoo study at the University of Zurich came out in 2006. They made headlines with their therapy, and below are some links to credible resources where you can read about the science behind this fun and affordable practice to help combat obstructive sleep apnea: … [ Read the Rest... ]


“The Didgeridoo” Instruction DVD by Inlakesh

LA Outback just received our copies of the newly updated instructional DVD “The Didgeridoo” by Inlakesh. This new version of the popular title now features easy to use chapter markers including helpful topics like; what to look for in a good didgeridoo, how to form a beeswax mouthpiece, how to achieve the basic drone, bird and animal noises, basic and advanced rhythms and of course, circular breathing. It’s a great resource to have for anyone wanting to learn to play … [ Read the Rest... ]


Help Support Documentary on Djalu on Kickstarter

Los Angeles based documentary film maker Joshua Bell is raising funds on Kickstarter to help complete his latest project “Why is No One Listening” which focuses on Djalu Gurruwiwi and his community. For those who may not know, Djalu is an Australian Aboriginal elder, leader of the Galpu clan, and world-renowned didjeridu master, as he fights for the future of his family and his community. Alcoholism and drug abuse run rampant, while a ravenous bauxite mining company continues to swallow … [ Read the Rest... ]

AJ Block

AJ Block Demos Wooden Slide Didgeridoo

AJ Block of Didge Project in New York came by LA Outback for a brief visit while he was in town to perform at the Aboriginal Dreamtime Gallery in West Hollywood. While he was here we captured a video of him demonstrating his wooden slide didgeridoo by Wood Slide. We had heard of these didgeridoos but never seen one, so it was cool to hear AJ playing one. They really have amazing tonal quality and great note control.


AJ Block and Will Thoren Concert

Just wanted to post a couple photos we took this past weekend at the Aboriginal Dreamtime Fine Art Gallery in West Hollywood. AJ Block and Will Thoren played didgeridoo solos and duets during a two hour special event on Saturday night. The gallery drew a really nice turn out of didgeridoo enthusiasts and those just curious about the instrument. If you haven’t checked out the gallery and you live in Los Angeles, be sure to stop by and tell them … [ Read the Rest... ]