In many countries around the world, International Children's Day is celebrated on 1 June. As like in Germany, the countries in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, such as Poland, Bulgaria, Romania and Slovakia, celebrate this day, the day when children's dreams and interests take center stage. Even in the USA, in Ecuador, Portugal, and China the "Day of the Child" is celebrated on 1 June. Then kindergartens and schools organize summer and children's parties with games, sweets, dancing and music for the youngest. And of course, there are often small surprises. Here is a sounding suggestion from DAN MOI for a chirping children's day.
The duck-call instrument Groowah is our own original invention. The special thing about the Groowah is its "big belly". Compared to traditional bird calls or bait instruments, the Groowah has a cavity through which a variety of sound variations can be generated by closing and opening a hand in front of the sound opening. The idea for the Groowah had DAN MOI founders Sven "Roxi" Otto and Clemens Voigt, who played together as musicians in the "Little Tongue Vibration Orchestra" and used usual duck-call instruments for special sound effects. These had only a small resonating cavity. To modulate the sounds, Roxi and Clemens therefore used both hands and formed a cavity in front of the exit of the duck calls. Closing and opening the hands created playful new sounds. Thus, the idea was born to build an instrument in which there is already a resonant cavity and in which only one hand instead of two hands are needed – an effect instrument that is able to provide lively, rhythmic sounds on stage.
The prototype of the Groowah had to have a narrow neck, which opens into a 4 to 5 cm large, round cavity. With this idea, Clemens and Roxy went in search of a clever craftsman who could make such an instrument according to their ideas. In Vietnam, they found a master of his craft, who to this day makes the Groowah for DAN MOI. The Groowah is fun for children, teens and adults alike, it is easy to play and provides a great variety of playful sounds and rhythms.
Twittering Birds - Water Warbler
There are many other birdsongs that can be imitated with instruments. With the help of these small sound producers, children can get to know and explore bird sounds. Or just having a lot of fun, as with our funny Twittering Birds - small water warbler made of clay, which are filled with water and can be easily brought to happy chirping.
The Vogel-Pfeiferl is also very versatile. With this swazzle you can mimic the most varied birdsongs from the nightingale to the sparrows and it fits in every little pocket.
The Chirping World of Birds
A bird call effect whistle from France is used to imitate cuckoo and dove. The owl-call can be heard from differently sized Wooden Owls. There are also musical instruments that imitate tawny owls, blackbirds, geese, crows and many more.
Our effects instrument for wind noise was actually used quite conventionally by ornithologists as a lure for jays or magpies. But we've already seen children summon the most powerful storms with it. ;-)
The Most Beautiful Instruments for Children
In addition to the bird calls and effect instruments you will find more exciting and playful sounds for young and old in our shop, e.g. shakers, nose flutes, sheep's voices, tambourines, crack insects and ocarinas, just to name a few.
The DAN MOI Team wishes you a lot of fun warbling on International Children's Day