Can you dance like an Emu?

Lexis Byron Bay students learnt about Australian Indigenous culture when Aboriginal performer Dhinawan visited the school.

Dhinawan told us some traditional Aboriginal stories and taught us about the instrument called the didjeridu or ‘yidaki’, made from a hollow tree. We also learnt how to dance the dance of the emu and hopefully attract a mate!

At the end, all the students had the chance to try out some Aboriginal weapons and musical instruments, including the clapping sticks and the famous boomerang.  It  was a great opportunity to learn more about the ancient first Australian peoples and their unique culture, and it was heaps of fun.

 

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