GANGA GIRI

GANGA GIRI

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

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Ganga Giri    (gun-gah gear-ree)
 
A didgeridoo virtuoso and innovator, who fuses thisancient 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 inIndia, and using a range of percussion instruments onstage, including djembe and congas as part of hisrhythmic beat driven style.
 
Descendant of Truganini, from the Palawa peopleTasmania, Ganga has taken dance-floors of the world bystorm with his unique Australian sound; modern primitiveworld music fused with deep earth bass music.With eleven albums to date, and two decades of touringacross Australia, Canada, USA, Europe, New Zealandand into Asia, Ganga has  performed everywhere fromlarge outdoor festivals to dance clubs, outdoor arenas,hidden caves and sacred temples.
 
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.From introducing indigenous culture to school groups andcorporate companies as part of Didgeridoo Australia, torocking festivals worldwide, Ganga has performed atevents 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, nurturinginterconnectedness and creating positive change throughmusic.
 
“Ganga Giri is a wonderful musician. I loved the mix of hisancient 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 createan amazing multi-layered blend ofindigenous/electro/dance/rock, and upon my first vision ofGiri dancing around the stage, waving his arms aroundand playing didgeridoo at the same time he’d won meover’. - Faster Louder Review, Australia
 
‘They stormed the fields of Wakarusa with theirinterpretation of ancient/modern cultures. The sound, thepresence, 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 ahot blistering afternoon grasped the crowd from the wordget go and filled their bodies with percussive rhythms withinstruments from around the world. Ganga’s performancewas, as the French would say ‘mon coup de coeur’ thatperformed on main stage of the entire festival” – ClaudeFaucon, Ottawa Bluesfest, Canada

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