Ganga Giri Didgeridoo

About Ganga Giri

A great place to stay in contact and get to know me and my band and other communities offering more.

Firstly it is so good we can all gather again publicly as music for me is about bringing people and community together. When we come together we inspire each other in so many ways.

As a band we have played some great festivals of late and we are just back from The Town, what an event!!!
We have an amazing couple of New Years events we are super stoked to play. Tribe right on NY and then off to Tanglewood for the evening of the first. Our band right now are on fire and it’s so good to be slamming it on stage again!!!!!

My music expressions have opened up from being a Dad so my touring days on the road are shorter and I am only interested on being away from home in short bursts. I however have now tapped into the local community, and am really enjoying getting to play and contribute more performing locally, but also helping bring Culture and Education into schools and various other places needed in the community.

Bio

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.

The Ganga Giri Band was formed over years of stage hopping, searching for the sound and musicians he wanted to bring to his live set. The eclectic lineup was born. The sensual smooth vocals of Aishah Espinosa weaving in and out of the unusual melodic lineup of Michael Diamond on Harmonica and Tai Jordan on Trumpet sets up a sound that is fresh and exciting, swinging from almost a bluesy roots sound to soaring melodies over the energy of dance tracks held down by the solid beats of Dan Pearson on drums and regular guest performer Laura Entwined belly dancing. With Ganga at the helm this group brings energy and sound like no other.

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WHAT WE DO

Ganga Giri Solo show

Ganga Giri Band show

Ganga Giri Corporate

Giri Schools Didgeridoo Australia

Giri Aboriginal Dance

Group Djarlo

Listen to The Ganga Giri

Listen to Ganga Giri’s New EP, Earthwise

Listen to Ganga Giri’s New EP, Earthwise

Listen to Ganga Giri’s New EP, Earthwise

Listen to Ganga Giri’s CD, Raising It Up

Listen to Ganga Giri’s CD, Termite Grooves by Giri

Listen to Ganga Giri’s CD, Beats Around The Bush by Giri

Listen to Ganga Giri’s CD, Tribe Vibe by Giri

Watch to Ganga Giri

Reviews & Interviews

What Our Client Says

“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
“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 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 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 is spreading his word of one world, one time, one people.

Booking

Ganga Giri’s act can have many incarnations; from one-man band to a multi-member dynamic ensemble including
indigenous dancers and a full multimedia show. Ganga Giri on stage is modern primitive world music fused with deep earth bass music, using driving percussive, didgeridoos, congas, djembe, vocals, and original beats using laptop and loops.
His dynamic sets create dance floors with a sense of community, uniting everyone with the high energy of his beats.

Ganga has rocked festivals worlwide including events such as Glastonbury (UK), Burning Man (USA), Rainbow Serpent and Woodford Folk Festival (Australia), Winnipeg Folk Festival (Canada), BOOM (Portugal) Shambhala (Canada), Szieget (Hungary) and many more.

PACKAGES

Solo

Involves Ganga on stage with Multiple didgeridoos and other instruments.

Duo

Ganga and Elder for Welcome to Country with Didgeridoo.

Full Band

The Ganga Giri Band was formed over years of stage hopping, searching for the sound and musicians he wanted to bring to his live set. The eclectic lineup was born. The sensual smooth vocals of Aishah Espinosa weaving in and out of the unusual melodic lineup of Michael Diamond on Harmonica and Tai Jordan on Trumpet sets up a sound that is fresh and exciting, swinging from almost a bluesy roots sound to soaring melodies over the energy of dance tracks held down by the solid beats of Dan Pearson on drums. With Ganga at the helm this group brings energy and sound like no other.
We can play an upbeat set and a chill set and also offer workshops.
Full band incarnations can vary depending on location and budget but can include:

Indigenous Aboriginal dancers or singers – Drums – Trumpet/horns – Guitar, melodica and harmonica – Bellydancer – Extra Percussionist

Ganga creates positive celebrations of global community, by transcending cultural boundaries, nurturing inter-connectedness and creating positive change through music.

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Didgeridoo at Your Wedding

The mystical sound of the Didgeridoo will certainly add an amazing grounding and atmosphere to your special day. We can also offer a Welcome to Country and smoking by a recognised Elder if so desired.

Wedding Welcome and Smoking

DIDGERIDOO AUSTRALIA

Ganga is also a founder of Didgeridoo Australia, a company that creates Aboriginal incursions and cultural experiences for schools.

Schools

Didgeridoo Australia offers ten different incursions for Early Learning Centres. All incursions are designed for children from 3 to 5, and a maximum group size of around 25 children. The duration is 60 minutes, and we are focusing on interactive presentations and hands-on activities for the children throughout to ensure maximum engagement.
Our programs meet National Quality standard 1.1, particularly elements 1.1.1 and 1.1.2 as we connect children to the indigenous community and offer children hands on knowledge and experience in the indigenous culture.
For more information see Didgeridoo Australia Aboriginal Incursions

Corporate

Ganga Giri is a descendant of the Palawa people of Tasmania. He has been playing Yidaki or Didgeridoo for more than 30 years with more than 15 albums released and worked with people of the likes of Peter Gabriel, Wim Hof, Has appeared and played for the Sultan of Brunei.

Ganga brings an amazing deep haunting experience with his Didgeridoo at your event to create a memorable atmosphere or build a more interactive performance that is fitting for your event. He also talks and plays at AGM’s and many other corporate events. Ganga has played all over the world representing The Australian Embassy, Qantas, Grand Prix, VACCA, Cummins, DHL and more. Ganga can help set the space for a Corporate event and can help organise a Welcome to Country for your event.

Increase workplace morale and productivity at your next corporate event with relaxed, fun-filled Didgeridoo programs that encourage group participation and synergies. We can customise programs to address specific areas. Our Didgeridoo programs are ideal for conferences, seminars, training programs, leadership events, stress management workshops, social events, anything!

PRESS KIT

A didgeridoo virtuoso and innovator, who fuses this ancient instrument with electronic production and vocals, this music is about connecting to culture.

Ganga Giri started playing the drum kit at eight years old, and has travelled the world learning, studying tabla in India, and using a range of percussion instruments on stage, including djembe and congas as part of his rhythmic beat driven style.

Descendant of the Palawa people of Tasmania, Ganga has taken dance-floors of the world by storm with his unique Australian sound; modern primitive world music fused with deep earth bass music.

With eleven albums to date, and two decades of touring across Australia, Canada, USA, Europe, New Zealand and into Asia, Ganga has performed everywhere from large outdoor festivals to dance clubs, outdoor arenas, hidden caves and sacred temples.

Ganga is also a founder of Didgeridoo Australia, a company that creates Aboriginal incursions and cultural experiences for schools, businesses and for corporate entertainment.

Ganga Giri’s act can have many incarnations; from one-man band to a multi-member dynamic ensemble including
indigenous dancers and a full multimedia show. Ganga Giri on stage is modern primitive world music fused with deep earth bass music, using driving percussive, didgeridoos, congas, djembe, vocals, and original beats using laptop and loops.
His dynamic sets create dance floors with a sense of community, uniting everyone with the high energy of his beats.

Ganga Giri corporate group participation

PACKAGES

One Man Band
Involves Ganga on stage with Multiple didgeridoos and other instruments

Duo with indigenous singer or drummer
Involves Ganga on stage with Multiple Didgeridoos and instruments with an additional world class musician ranging from Aboriginal Elders playing the didgeridoo to word class drummers or dancers. A duo is a bigger stage presence and band feel when the budget does not facilitate a full size band.

Full Band

  • Full band incarnations can vary depending on location and budget but can include:
  • Indigenous Aboriginal dancers or singers
  • Drums
  • Trumpet/horns
  • Guitar, melodica and harmonica
  • Bellydancer
  • Extra Percussionist

Ganga’s Tours

Ganga has rocked festivals worlwide including events such as Glastonbury (UK), Burning Man (USA), Rainbow Serpent and Woodford Folk Festival (Australia), Winnipeg Folk Festival (Canada), BOOM (Portugal) Shambhala (Canada), Szieget (Hungary) and many more.

Ganga creates positive celebrations of global community, by transcending cultural boundaries, nurturing interconnectedness and creating positive change through music.

“Ganga Giri is a wonderful musician. 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’. – Faster Louder Review, Australia

‘They 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 on a hot blistering afternoon grasped the 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, Ottawa Bluesfest, Canada

Get In Touch

Check out www.didgeridooaustralia.com.au

More gigs will be updated here regularly so keep in contact!