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February 5, 2014
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    Paris
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Didgeridoo is an amazing australian aboriginal instrument, but when it’s play by Jean Baptiste it becomes an incredible Beatbox performance. 

BeatBoxing with a didgeridoo

The didgeridoo is a wind instrument developed by Indigenous Australians of northern Australia around 1,500 years ago and still in widespread use today both in Australia and around the world. The didgeridoo is played with continuously vibrating lips to produce the drone while using a special breathing technique called circular breathing. This requires breathing in through the nose whilst simultaneously expelling stored air out of the mouth using the tongue and cheeks. By use of this technique, a skilled player can replenish the air in their lungs, and with practice can sustain a note for as long as desired.

Nowadays, a lot of didgeridoo players use new technics to perform the instrument including human beatbox. The sound produce reminds slightely a dubstep or a drum and bass rythm and above all an impressive result.

Jean Baptiste plays in Paris in a band called Klaim and Kelu with a Hang player

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