Explore The Aboriginal Culture with Us
Didgeridoo Australia is headed by Ganga Giri, didgeridoo virtuoso and descendant of the Palawa people in Tasmania, and Henning Gerlt, qualified educator and adopted family member of Gumatj people in NE Arnhem Land.
We are an umbrella organisation - working with a number of highly experienced and passionate Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal educators and performers
We are a social enterprise - aiming at improving the education on Aboriginal culture by providing entertaining and educational programs to Early Learning Centres, Schools, Universities, Corporate Organisations and Events.
Our mission: to inspire as many people as possible about Aboriginal culture!
Early Learning Centres
We are offering ten different incursions for Early Learning Centres:
- Aboriginal Culture
- Meet an Aboriginal Elder!
- Aboriginal Art
- Aboriginal Craft
- Bush Food Ingredients
- Didgeridoo Meditation
- Aboriginal Dancing
- Aboriginal Storytelling
Stimulate musical creativity & cultural curiosity
Didgeridoo Australia is a unique addition to school curriculums, multicultural events, theatre projects, holiday programs, open days or a full Aboriginal song and dance concert all its own.
Our tailored curriculum includes Aboriginal song and dance, Didgeridoo performances and workshops, and ICT presentations on aspects of Aboriginal culture. The emphasis is on student involvement, which cultivates a sense of community among kids (and sees some take up the Didgeridoo).
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.
The Didgeridoo’s unique sound helps break down social barriers, allowing participants to work together in harmony. The breathing required to play is proven to relieve stress and increase focus.
Our Didgeridoo programs are ideal for conferences, seminars, training programs, leadership events, stress management workshops, social events, anything!
Get ready to be inspired!
We can provide you with solo didgeridoo performers, Aboriginal dance troupes and the amazing, world-class Ganga Giri show at your next event!
Our performers are passionate about Aboriginal culture and have performed at some of the world’s leading festivals, including Glastonbury (UK), Womad (UK), Burning Man (USA), Winnipeg Folk Festival (Canada), Rainbow Serpent (Australia) and Woodford Folk Festival (Australia).
Who is Didgeridoo Australia?
Australian Didgeridoo innovator and music producer Ganga Giri (pronounced GUNG-ga GEE-ree) is one of the world’s most recognised and respected Didgeridoo players. He is a descendent of Truganini from the Palawa people of Tasmania. Ganga played conventional and African drums as a child, before discovering the Didgeridoo more than 26 years ago.
A full-time musician and composer, Ganga is renowned for a highly energetic, percussive style of Didgeridoo playing. He likens contemporary dance music to tribal expression and composes pieces that merge ancient and modern rhythms. For 20 years Ganga has been keenly sought after at global festivals and seminars. Once seen, the Ganga Giri Show’ ensemble isn’t forgotten, its red natural elements, fat tribal beats and dirty funk bass lines creating a pulsating ‘deep earth’ dance experience. Ganga’s ensemble has released eight albums and played at prestigious festivals including WOMAD, Glastonbury, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Woodford Festival and many more. In 2000 he performed at the Sydney Olympics.
Henning Gerlt is a qualified school teacher with 26 years experience playing a range of Didgeridoos in a manner of styles. Henning studied with contemporary and traditional masters, including legendary Galpu elder Djalu Gurruwiwi. Multiple visits to Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land provided memorable, first-hand experiences of traditional Aboriginal culture, including Didgeridoo making, arts and crafts, and hunting. Henning’s passionate goal is to recreate such enriching experiences in workshops and seminars.
As a result of his time spent with Yolngu people, Henning was adopted into the Gumatj clan in North East Arnhem Land, the Didgeridoo’s original home.
Gnarnayarrahe Inmurry Waitairie
Gnarnayarrahe Inmurry Waitairie (pronounced NUN-Yurra) is an Indjibundji elder from Roebourne, Western Australia. When he was born between a wattle tree and a gum tree on the banks of the river, his mother placed him on the soft bark of a paperbark tree. A little blue joey approached and touched his bellybutton with its nose. This inspired his first name and his totem: Waitairie means ‘born beside a spring in the Dreamtime’. At an early age, Gnarnayarrahe mastered an age-old repertoire of Indjibundji songs, dances and tribal lore taught to him by his grandfather.
He is an excellent story teller, singer songwriter, traditional dancer and musician. Gnarnayarrahe has travelled the world teaching and playing Didgeridoo. He is also an actor, educator and has produced two music albums so far.
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Rachel Shields (Nainiouman Coya Coya)
Rachel Shields is a descendant of the Wailwan & Gamilaroi people of New South Wales. A visual artist, singer songwriter, storyteller, author, public speaker and cultural educator, Rachel shares her heritage and cultural knowledge in an inclusive, gentle and engaging manner.
Rachel is skilled at drawing audiences into the ‘dreaming’ and ‘deep listening space’ when she shares, enriching teachers and students with a sense of connection to the Indigenous Landscape.
Experienced in the private, public and independent school systems, Rachel works with teachers to meet curricular requirements. She also mentors teachers in delivering Indigenous education components within the National Curriculum.
Rachel holds an advanced Diploma in Rudolf Steiner Education and has worked in Human Services, counselling children in need. She is currently completing a Degree in Early Childhood and Primary Education.
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