World renowned producer, rhythmic percussionist and didgeridoo virtuoso
Ganga GiRi (“gun-gah gear-ree”)
New album ‘Good Voodoo’ and Australian Tour.
One of the most uniquely Australian dance acts out there, joining Ganga Giri on stage is rich dub/reggae dancehall vocalist and celebrator Jornick Joe Lick – hailing from French Guyana, drummer Dan Pearson playing live electronic beats, Indigenous songman and dancer Gumaroy and Yeshe Reiners on percussion and melodic world instruments. You can get a sense of one of his live shows up here:
Combining elements of dub, electro, dancehall and trance Ganga Giri’s music is a melting pot of genres and cultures. With a full band sporting everything from congas, djembe, bougarabou, Nigerian talking drum, mbira and indigenous flavours (didgeridoo and dance) he’s appeared everywhere from Glastonbury Festival (UK), Woetsjtock Festival (Netherlands), Boom Festival (Portugal), Fusion Festival (Germany) and the Vancouver Folk Festival (Canada) through to the Woodford Folk and Falls Festivals here in Australia.
There’s also a sample of the album ‘Jump Up’ here: http://soundcloud.com/heapsawill/ganga-giri-jump-up and more info up here www.gangagiri.com.
Good Voodoo Launch Shows
Friday May 20 – Mullumbimby Civic Hall, Mullumbimby NSW
Saturday May 21 – The Joynt, Brisbane QLD
Friday May 27 – Diggers Tavern, Bellingen NSW
Saturday May 28 – Sol Bar, Sunshine Coast QLD
Friday June 3 – Indi Bar, Perth WA
Saturday June 4 – Fly By Night, Fremantle WA
Saturday June 11 & Sunday June 12 – Snowy Mountains of Music, Perisher NSW
Friday June 24 – Wickham Park Hotel, Newcastle NSW
Saturday June 25 – Transit Bar Canberra ACT
Sunday June 26 – Tone Sydney NSW
Friday July 1 – Republic Bar, Hobart TAS