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“Great Show”

Sounds of Starlight
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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16 reviews
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“Great Show”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

Picked up a didgeridoo when I was here 6 years ago but didnt get a chance to learn to play. Loved the show and Andrew Langston is very personabale...a must see stop while in Alice Springs.

Visited November 2012
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Samantha1966, Owner at Sounds of Starlight, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
So glad you enjoyed yourself Andrew Langford does put in that extra effort every day to teach and entertain everyone who comes in.
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“A Unique Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

A lot of effort is put into making the evening enjoyable and informative! I'm not good at spotting stars/constellations in the night sky but these guys know what they're doing! It was a thrill to be able to pick out things. Good meal.

Visited October 2012
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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“Under the Stars”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

We were shown some amazing 'star' formations, certainly was a fantastic evening the food was amazing and we met and mixed with some fun people. A definite' must do'

Visited September 2012
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Samantha1966, Owner at Sounds of Starlight, responded to this review, October 28, 2012
Great to hear thank you
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Adelaide, Australia
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“free didgerido class”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

ther s a free dailly disgeridoo class (mine was at 3:30pm) where they teach u how to get basic sounds out of a didgeridoo. we went as a couple and it was hilarious to see and HEAR what kinda noises the other produced. by the end, even i, totally musically untalented , got the basics!

Visited September 2012
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Samantha1966, Owner at Sounds of Starlight, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
So glad you too got the basics - great to find out that playing is not as hard as some believe hey??
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“Disappointing - contrived and inauthentic”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

I knew that the didgeridoo player was white, but hoped that he would be sensitive to and advance the Aboriginal cause. Sadly, I was not impressed. Andrew has two white musicians accompanying him, one playing percussion instruments (from around the world), the other playing synthesized music, I think. The music is distinctly modern, and Andrew spoke about the world-wide "contemporary didgeroo movement".

It was almost like he has "stolen" this unique musical instrument - the didgeridoo - from the Aboriginal people and used it to create something new and white. It didn't feel authentic. He acknowledged the Aboriginal people he had learned the didgeridoo from, but seemed to be listing his credentials, almost boasting, when speaking about his experiences of working with Aboriginal communities, rather than showing respect for their culture, laws and way of life.

He allowed a woman to play the didgeridoo, mentioning an Aboriginal woman (from Arnhem Land?) who plays it, but ignoring the majority of Aboriginal communities who do not allow women to play. (A bit like climbing Uluru; it just didn't sit right with me.)

There was too much razzamatazz - fancy lighting displays and video images - and not enough Aboriginal history or (any) input from the Aboriginal community. The video images were also a bit dubious - contrived and distracting rather than complimentary.

Overall, I was hoping for something different, judging from the positive reviews here on TripAdvisor. I felt that it was value for money, in that it is an entertaining show and skilled performance, but felt uncomfortable throughout the performance for the reasons stated above.

Visited September 2012
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Samantha1966, Owner at Sounds of Starlight, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on The Didgeridoo Show Outback. We were pleased to read that you felt the show was value for money, entertaining and a skilled performance.

We are always appreciative and grateful for honest feedback as it enables us to keep a check on the quality of the experience we are aspiring to present to our audiences.

The vision for Andrew Langford has always been to present the didgeridoo in an uniquely contemporary way with a fusion of modern sounds, vision and lighting and to use this platform to share his own songs and stories inspired by his life in Central Australia and living amongst the Aboriginal communities. To carry on the tradition of using the instrument to tell your own stories…
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