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about us

We are a social enterprise based in Melbourne, aiming at

improving the education on Aboriginal culture

by providing highly engaging educational programs to Early Learning Centres, Schools, Universities, Corporate Organisations and Events.

We are an umbrella organisation, working with a number of highly experienced and passionate Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal educators and performers.

Our Mission:

To inspire as many people as possible about Aboriginal culture!

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Our educators

Ganga Giri

Ganga is a world-renowned multi-instrumentalist, band leader and music producer, who has performed to millions over a 20-year international career, winning plaudits from notables including Peter Gabriel.  His mastery of the didgeridoo, innovative style and pride in his multicultural heritage have made him an ambassador for Australia and indigenous culture. He is one of the world’s foremost didgeridoo experts.

Ganga’s ensemble has released several music albums and has performed at numerous prestigious festivals including WOMAD, Glastonbury and Burning Man.

Henning Gerlt

Henning is a qualified biologist and schoolteacher who was adopted into the Gumatj clan of North East Arnhem Land.

Henning started playing didgeridoo in 1990 and has studied with contemporary and traditional masters, including legendary Galpu elder Djalu Gurruwiwi.

Multiple visits to Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land provided many memorable, first-hand experiences of traditional Aboriginal culture, including didgeridoo making, hunting, arts and crafts. Henning is passionate to recreate such enriching experiences in his workshops and seminars.

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Uncle Ian is an esteemed Wurundjeri elder with extensive traditional knowledge of the greater Melbourne area.

 

Being a descendant of William Barack, an influential spokesman for Aboriginal social justice and important informant on Wurundjeri cultural lore, Uncle Ian has been involved in educational programs for over thirty years.

Uncle Ian is Didgeridoo Australia’s local cultural advisor, as well as a much sought after educator and performer, with a great sense of humour and passion for his culture.

SEAN CANDY

Sean is an accomplished Didj player with over 30 years of experience gaining recognition across the globe for innovating his unique sound.

 

With influences in electronic dance music and tribal beats, Sean has a deep connection to the sound and tradition of the didjeridoo mixed with various forms of music. He first discovered his passion for the Didj in the early 90’s and formed his own unique one man didj band with didj, effects and percussion instruments.

 

Over the years, he has made his own didgeridoos, taught skills, performed on live television internationally, DJ’ed, performed live in bands and produced albums.

testimonials

"Your well-resourced, organised and carefully prepared session was both of a professional standard and highly engaging for our young Year 2 students. Your friendly manner and sense of humour was pitched perfectly for your audience, as students were taken through the different components of the session. The quick setup and pack up of your equipment was greatly appreciated due to the time constraints of the school timetable. Thank you again for an entertaining and educational incursion."

Chad Gallaher, Balcombe Grammar School

"Didgeridoo Australia presented an interactive, educational and highly engaging workshop to our Year 7 Parade College students during Reconciliation Week. The students were impressed with the contemporary didgeridoo performance by Ganga, and the enthusiastic and informative presentation."

Ann Fahey, Parade College

"Thank you for doing an AMAZING presentation yesterday!!

The children and educators found it to be a very enjoyable experience!!!!"

Melinda, Parkwood Green Preschool

"The kinder children and educators really enjoyed your performance. This session was very educational and we would really appreciate if you came back next year! A big thank you."

Christine, Community Kids Springvale