An Aboriginal story tells this:
“In the beginning, everything was cold and dark. Bur Buk Boon was preparing wood for the fire in order to bring protection from heat and light to his family. Bur Buk Boon added wood to the fire when 'he noticed that a log was hollow and that a family of termites were busy nibbling the soft wood from the center of the log. As he did not want to hurt the termites, Bur Buk Boon brought the hollow log to his mouth and The termites were projected into the night sky, formed the stars and the Milky Way and lit up the landscape. And for the first time the sound of the didgeridoo blessed Mother Earth, protecting her and all the spirits of Dreamtime, with that vibrating sound for eternity ... "
Appeared about 20,000 years ago in Australia, it is arguably the simplest and most natural instrument there is. Indeed, the authentic didgeridoo is a eucalyptus trunk that has been hollowed out by termites, man's only job being to find the hollow trunks and cut them off at the ends. Very often this instrument is also decorated.
Symbol of an entire ethnic group, nowadays we make didgeridoos in different materials in order to obtain various and varied sounds. The principle of the instrument being a hollow tube.