Lincoln Memorial University


LMU Music Program to Welcome Didge Evolution

Harrogate, Tennessee, September 26, 2017— The Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Paul V. Hamilton School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will present Didge Evolution in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 2, in the Sam and Sue Performing Arts Center in the Duke Hall of Citizenship on the LMU main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee.

Presented by the Music Department, the concert will take the audience on a musical journey to the Australian Outback, coastal rainforests and beyond through the talents of master didgeridoo players Rob Thomas and Tanya Gerard. The didgeridoo, usually a hollow tree trunk, has been a favorite instrument of Aboriginal people for at least 1,500 years and is known for its otherworldly sound.

Thomas and Gerard play a modern style, mixing fast-paced rhythms with relaxing soundscapes and organic sound effects and use a dazzling multimedia display to enhance the experience. True didgeridoo pioneers in the U.S., the duo have played and made didges for more than 20 years, performing throughout the country and recording several CDs. Didge Evolution has produced music for numerous films, including the IMAX feature Sacred Planet.

Gerard is a native of Australia. She and Thomas have traveled extensively abroad and lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for 22 years before moving to North Carolina in 2013 to work full-time with Didge Evolution and Digeridoo Down Under. The duo performs year-round at schools, colleges, theaters, festivals and other venues across the United States. Their K-12 program, Didgeridoo Down Under, integrates high-energy music with cross-curricular teaching, comedy, character building, anti-bullying, environmentalism and audience participation.

Didge Evolution will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Audience members are encouraged to participate in a question and answer session after the show. The program is free and open to the public.



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