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The Ganga Giri Story

Ganga Giri is in Canada recording and doing some select shows releasing the new EP, Earthwise Vol 1 before they head to the 10th year Symbiosis Gathering in California.

There will be a tour across Australia When they return in October 2015.

If you want to see him in your town or city let us know.

See some of the projections here

Check tour dates for upcoming shows.

Ganga Giri mixes red natural elements with fat tribal beats and dirty funky bass lines to create a unique tribal-technological deep earth dance experience. Explosive and pulsating, at times ambient and flowing, the music is a pumping percussive multi-layered experience of complex grooves and raw, deep natural sound. A positive celebration.

“Ganga Giri is a wonderful musician. I first heard him at a Womad festival, and loved the mix of his ancient and primitive instrument with a wide range of great dance grooves. Ganga is really taking the didjeridu to places it has never been before and developing a unique style of music.”
– Peter Gabriel

Ganga Giri, a psychedelic tribe of musicians that create an amazing multi-layered blend of indigenous/electro/dance/rock, and upon my first vision of Giri dancing around the stage, waving his arms around and playing didgeridoo at the same time he’d won me over. I also loved the resonating vocals of Jornick, the rasta vocalist, but what I love most about Ganga Giri is the way that all the elements of their musical creation come together to create a sonical soundscape that is unlike anything else I’ve ever heard, truly original musicians. – Faster Louder Review, Australia, January 2010

Ganga Giri mixes red natural elements with fat tribal beats and dirty funky bass lines to create a unique tribal-technological deep earth dance experience. Explosive and pulsating, at times ambient and flowing, the music is a pumping percussive multi-layered experience of complex grooves and raw, deep natural sound. Ganga himself is a rhythmic didjeridu virtuoso and percussionist– an inspired music creator who’s passion brings people together in celebration of nowness in newness, a modern day corroboree for all!

Representing key elements and inspirations of Australia now, the shows are a modern/primitive multi-cultural celebration, a ‘melting pot’ unifying many musical genres and cultures, bringing audiences world-wide a reflection of today’s multicultural Australia. Ganga Giri’s music has been widely & wildly appreciated by music lovers in many countries across the globe including Australia, Japan, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands and New Zealand igniting audiences in clubs, world music festivals and outdoor dance events. Carving a niche in the DJ dominated world of dance music, Ganga Giri is an energetic, innovative and incredibly live act.Ganga Giri’s full show blends an array of tribal percussion that includes Ganga’s uniquely percussive style didj playing, congas, djembe, bougarabou, Nigerian talking drum, mbira and more– add to this a drizzling of authentic indigenous moves with aboriginal dancers and hold on tight as Ganga Giri sends audiences through the roof.

Meet The Band

Ganga Giri
Ganga GiriMusician
Ganga was born in Port Fairy, Australia. His musical journey began as a child when he started playing kit drums at age 8. Inspired by a dream, he followed his calling and began to play didjeridu the very next day. It has been a natural progression for Ganga to create a new contemporary sound by mixing funky rhythms through the didj – especially since the sound he was after wasn’t available on the market. Influenced by many varied genres, including East Indian Tabla and African percussion, he has married indigenous Australian and world music with fat funky dance beats, and has found an appreciative audience across the globe.

Ganga Giri has gained the respect of Aboriginal didgeridu (yidaki) players for his unique approach to didgeridu playing. Deeply inspired by the sacredness of Australia’s land and how that feeling can be expressed through the didjeridu, he has become an ambassador for his country, offering his world-wide audience a reflection of contemporary multicultural Australia.

Jornick
JornickSinger
Jornick Joe Lick from French Guyana via Paris is a world travelled rasta dub vocalist whose energy and charm extend from his deep booming chants through to buttery smooth vocals and harmonies. Laying out Ragga rhymes and calls, Jornick is an exciting stage man bringing in the positive universal celebration.
Gumaroy
GumaroyMusician
Gumaroy is a descendant of both Gomilaroi and Wakka Wakka nations of South Western Queensland and North Western NSW. For many years he has been the guest of countless dance groups, schools, festivals and traditional communities in the capacity of Yidaki (didgeridoo), player, cultural educator and performance poet

His ambition is to record and preserve the many precious songs and stories of his people and use them as an invaluable medium to get across the beautiful message of the ancient ways, the ways that still hold him steadfast in todays ever evolving world, the very same ways that have seen nhis people exist here for over forty thousand years.

Yeshi
YeshiMusician
Yeshe’s embarked on his global voyage at the age of only seventeen. He had ceased his formal schooling and began to travel. During this time, he performed with many different bands as a drummer, percussionist, bass player, and even background vocalist. His winters were spent in Africa where he studied music and culture and occasionally performed with various dance troupes. During the summers, Yeshe would return to Europe performing with
many different acts in a wide array of styles such as; Reggae, Funk, Blues, Latin and South African Jive. It was during one of these summers that he would meet another one of his musical mentors. This mentor was none other than Reggae World singer Tefo Hlaele, who was a founding member of the world famous musical, Ipi N’tombi. Yeshe’s trips to Africa were among the most influential experiences of his musical development. He learned to absorb the cascading tides of style from each culture. As a pearl embeds into an oyster, Yeshe was absorbing and learning each culture’s music. Layer by layer, he was adding to his knowledge and ability to create beautiful music. He had become a pearl embedded.
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