Program on unique Australian instrument featured at Lanier Library Tuesday

Published 11:48 am Monday, June 25, 2018

Lanier Library will invite the community to its annual family program at 10 a.m. Tuesday. 

This year’s program will feature Didgeridoo Down Under, a high-energy, Australia-themed show that combines music, culture, science, puppetry, comedy and audience participation, aimed at adults as well as children.

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. 

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Tuesday’s interactive event will teach guests about the culture of Australia, its animals and more, while incorporating the pulsing rhythms of the didgeridoo. 

“We are so pleased to be able to offer this unique experience to the community,” said Lanier Library Director Amber Keeran, “Darren Liebman created Digeridoo Down Under in 2004, and since then it has evolved into one of the most popular educational entertainment programs in the U.S. They have almost 400 performances scheduled across the U.S. this summer alone!  

“We are so grateful to the Kirby Fund of the Polk County Community Foundation for the grant to fund this.” 

Like most Lanier Library programs, Tuesday’s event is free and open to both members and nonmembers.

-Submitted by Clare O’Sheel