All images © 2019-2023 Marc Delforge

Mainly Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast in 2017 :

(See also below for didgeridoo workshops way before in Belgium with musicians from Australia.)

By the year 2000 the didgeridoo had become very popular. He had a place in rock
bands like Midnight Oil and some Australians who had mastered this incredible
instrument were accompanying all kinds of world music everywhere in the world.
I remember hearing with delight Alan Dargin, Philipp Peris and Gary Thomas
already in 1997, playing together or accompanying a flamenco band at the
Sfinks, a Belgian world music festival.  For me it was a revelation.

In the following years workshops were organized on the fringe of this festival,
with teachers like Alan Dargin, Mark Atkins, Gary Thomas, Michael
Jackson and, last but not least, Charlie McMahon. I participated a few
times.  Here are some pictures from that time (2002 and 2003). See it
as a tribute to these extraordinary blowers, so gifted in teaching breath
(something I was doing also but in a radically different context as a hatha yoga
teacher) and its musical use.

Kindly note that among them, Alan Dargin has left us. He was a great chap.

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