life with an open mind and soul - along with passion, drive and purpose
- and you will be amazed at the opportunities and wonders that cross your
path." -- DL
Darren first learned
about the didgeridoo while visiting relatives in Australia in 1999, his
fourth of six trips Down Under. He bought his first didg while visiting
Aus in 2000, and felt an immediately deep connection with the termite-hollowed
eucalyptus trunk. Upon returning to the U.S., he taught himself how to play
and decided to share the didgeridoos positive vibrations with as many
people as possible.
In 2001 he founded Didg
Revolution, dually a didgeridoo-percussion musical trio and a movement focused
on expanding awareness of the didgeridoo and the rich Aboriginal culture
behind it. In 2002 he created Didgeridoo Down Under, an Australia-themed
edu-tainment program. He and his mates perform at schools, libraries, festivals
and other venues throughout the eastern U.S. Since 2003 they have combined
to present more than 2,300 shows and workshops ... at 1,500-plus venues
... for well over 200,000 viewers and participants.
Since graduating from
the University of Florida in 1994 with a journalism degree, Darren has also
worked as a newspaper journalist, freelance writer, freelance photographer
and athletic trainer. He encourages everyone, regardless of age, to pursue
their passions with creativity, zest and vigor.
Darren is a native of
South Africa. He lives with his wife, Sarah; son, Jack; and daughter, Ella,
in Tampa, Fla.
years of formal music training shaped and honed his skills as a musician,
and set him up perfectly for playing the didgeridoo. He first heard the didg
while watching a PBS Special at age 3. He rediscovered this interest in 1998
while traveling in Peru, when he heard a fellow traveler playing this incredible
instrument on the streets of Cusco. Upon returning to the U.S. he purchased
his first didg, and has been playing ever since.
Jeremy is a founding member
of Didg Revolution; co-creator of Dragon
Fly Rhythms; and a part-time presenter/performer of Didgeridoo
Down Under (Australia-theme education & entertainment). Jeremy also
specializes in making and selling custom-crafted
didgeridoos of all wood types.
Jeremy considers the didgeridoo
to be a reflection of one's soul, and by listening to his quick rhythms
you get a glimpse inside of his.
Jeremy is originally from
upstate New York. He lives with his wife, Shanel, and kids Sofia, Aeden
and Yeshe, on a sailboat in Longboat Key, Fla.
the didgeridoo in 2005, and he's been a dedicated disciple ever since. Originally
a drummer, he has been playing Middle Eastern percussion and specializing
in the Arabic tabla (doumbek) since 2002.
Raihan has been
a Didgeridoo Down Under presenter/performer since 2008. He is committed
to fostering appreciation for cultural diversity, empathy and cooperation.
Raihan incorporates worldly musical instruments into his performances for
a truly multicultural experience.
Raihan's shows also
feature his pet reptiles. He uses the reptiles, including Jelly Bean the
Australian blue-tongued lizard, to educate about Australian ecology and
Raihan is a middle
school teacher who lives in St. Petersburg, Fla., with his wife and son.
began playing the didgeridoo in May 2000 after hearing about its connection
to the Australian Aboriginal people on a public radio program.
Lindsey is a full-time presenter/performer
of Didgeridoo Down Under; a founding member of Didg Revolution; and co-creator
of Dragon Fly
Rhythms. Lindsey presents DDU shows and workshops at libraries,
schools, festivals and other venues throughout the eastern U.S. He also
teaches people how to make their own hard-wood didgeridoo during exciting
two-day workshops using King Arthur's Tools.
celebrates the didgeridoo as a musical, cultural and global icon. He strives
to bridge racial and societal gaps, and to open the heart and mind to new
possibilities, through his music and presentations.
with the love of his life, Raina, and their two daughters, Tulsi and Indira,
in Alachua, Fla.
Lindsey on MySpace by clicking