David Blanasi at his home in Beswick 1995. David is perhaps the most
well known traditional style player in the world.
He's recently been touring with White Cocatoo an ensemble comprised
of songmen and dancers, including David Gumpalil of the star of Walkabout.
The group performs Aboriginal storytelling music in a "ceremonial
style" featuring David on the didgeridoo. In this type of music
the didgeridoo plays a very interesting role, it's used for brief solos
or statments of theme and as background accompaniment to songmen striking
clapsticks, telling a story through words, the dancers acting out elements
of that story through highly stylized movements. Traditionally the didj
was used as part of an ensemble performance rather than strictly as
a solo improvistaional voice.
David is a instrument maker of some reknown, however the day we visited
he choose to play a six foot bamboo instrument made by a German fan
as a gift for him. David is a gracious and generous man, a gentleman
in the truest sense of the word. For information on his latest CD --
Didjeridu Master David Blanasi -- e mail: email@example.com