BIO & QUOTES
Ganga Giri (gun-gah gear-ree)
Ganga Giri is a world renowned didgeridoo virtuoso and innovator of a fusion of the ancient instrument with electronic beats, that has taken the dance floors of the world by storm since the dawn of the 21st century.
Ganga Giri’s new work, Earth Wise Volumes 1 & 2, is his musical metamorphosis into a unique Australian Bass Music sound; deep earth didj-step fused with world elements and cranking phat electronic beats.
Ganga Giri inspires a positive celebration of global community and culture, creating a world-beat celebration. This seasoned road warrior has blown up countless festival stages of tens of thousands of ecstatic dancers, touring across Australia, Canada, the USA, Europe, New Zealand and into Asia. Performing everywhere from large outdoor Electronic, Folk, Roots and World Music Festivals to dance clubs, outdoor arenas, hidden caves and sacred temples. With a reputation as a summer festival highlight Ganga Giri has performed at the world’s leading festivals, including Glastonbury (UK), Womad (UK), Burning Man (USA), Winnipeg Folk Festival (Canada), BOOM (Portugal) Shambhala (Canada), Szieget (Hungary), Rainbow Serpent (Australia) and Woodford Folk Festival (Australia).
Ganga Giri has been remixed by renowned world electronic producers Gaudi, Adham Shaihk, Liquid Stranger, J-pod & Temple Step and his productions have been synced to television shows such as Canada You Think You Can Dance and a new 90min live visual projection show created with Australia/Serbian artist VJ Meltstation.
Ganga Giri has honed his artistic creation in many formats; solo and duo sound systems, through to a multi-member ensemble that includes some of the finest singers, drummers and dancers.
Ganga Ganga is spreading his word of one world, one time, one people.
“Ganga Giri is a wonderful musician. I first heard of him at Womad festival, and I loved the mix of his ancient and primitive instrument with a wide range of great dance grooves. Ganga is really taking the didgeridoo 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
‘The Australian quartet stormed the fields of Wakarusa with their interpretation of ancient/modern cultures. The sound, the presence, the energy was overwhelming – hands down, the highlight of the entire festival.’ – Garret K. Woodward, Festival Review Wakarusa USA
“Ganga Giri’s performance at the Ottawa Bluesfest 2011on a hot a blistering afternoon grasped the mainstreet aged crowd from the word get go and filled their bodies with percussive rhythms with instruments from around the world. Ganga’s performance was, as the French would say ‘mon coup de coeur’ that performed on main stage of the entire festival” – Claude Faucon, Main Stage Manager, Ottawa Bluesfest, Canada