Ingrid LESTE presents the didgeridoo

On Friday 18th October we got the opportunity to meet the artist Ingrid Leste who presented us her instrument: the didgeridoo.

This instrument, made of wood is among the oldest musical instruments of the world and was first played by the Aboriginals from the North of Australia. It accompanied the chants and songs of the Aboriginal men in the past.

For them it was a sacred instrument linked to spirituality.

Nowadays, it is often used for yoga sessions because it brings calmness and helps to be balanced.

We got to hear its sounds which are the sounds of nature and we were all impressed by the different types of sounds it can produce depending on the wood.

We also got to interact with the artist.

Indeed, she showed us how to play the didgeridoo with our lips, tongue, cheeks, throat and by controlling our breath and we could practice on cardboard or plastic tubes.

It was a unique and very interesting experience.

TEXT : Anyouta Guness, (3° 4)

PICTURES : Poonam SEETOHUL, English Teacher

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