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Aussies SLAM Canadian rock band after female musician plays a didgeridoo

Aussies SLAM Canadian rock band after female musician plays a didgeridoo while performing a rendition of popular dance hit: ‘So disrespectful’

Australian fans have slammed Canadian rock band Walk Off the Earth for sharing a video of a female band member playing a didgeridoo. 

The sacred instrument was developed by Indigenous Australians and, according to traditional beliefs, only men are allowed to play them. 

Indigenous communities encourage non-Aboriginal people to treat the didgeridoo with respect, given its cultural significance. 

Australian fans have slammed Canadian rock band Walk Off the Earth (pictured) for sharing a video of a female band member playing a didgeridoo  

In the video, the group are seen performing a rendition of Bebe Rexha and David Guetta’s hit song I’m Good (Blue), before the band’s only female musician begins playing a didgeridoo. 

Unimpressed fans have criticised the video, shared to TikTok, and labelled it as ‘disrespectful’.

‘That’s a hard no. Australians plead with you to not do that,’ one person commented.

In the video, the group are seen performing a rendition of Bebe Rexha and David Guetta's hit song I'm Good (Blue), before the band's only female musician begins playing a didgeridoo

In the video, the group are seen performing a rendition of Bebe Rexha and David Guetta’s hit song I’m Good (Blue), before the band’s only female musician begins playing a didgeridoo 

Why aren’t women allowed to play the didgeridoo? 

Different Indigenous communities have varying ideas on what will or will not happen to a woman who touch the didgeridoo.

Most seem to agree that it is the man’s role to play the mostly ceremonial instrument.

Some Aboriginal customs believe women are not allowed to touch or play the didgeridoo because it could lead to infertility.

‘You did the one thing you weren’t supposed to do,’ another agreed. ‘The disrespect for the didgeridoo,’ a third wrote.

‘So you’re getting bombarded In the comments about the didgeridoo and this video is still available?’ another questioned.

‘Come on guys, you’re better than this,’ one commented.

While different Indigenous communities have varying ideas on what will or will not happen to a woman who touch the didgeridoo, most seem to agree that it is the man’s role to play the mostly ceremonial instrument.

One traditional belief is that women should not touch a didgeridoo because it could lead to infertility.

Unimpressed fans have criticised the video, shared to TikTok, and labelled it as 'disrespectful'

Unimpressed fans have criticised the video, shared to TikTok, and labelled it as ‘disrespectful’

Walk off the Earth was formed in 2006 and have created a variety of cover versions of songs.

The rock group was recently nominated for the Juno Award for Children’s Album of the Year.

The band released its latest single Back in Bed back in July.

The sacred instrument was developed by Indigenous Australians and, according to traditional beliefs, only men are allowed to play them

The sacred instrument was developed by Indigenous Australians and, according to traditional beliefs, only men are allowed to play them 

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