World Music of Sammasati

World Music & Global Fusion

Ganga Giri

Sammasati Discography


Tribe Vibe

"Ganga Giri is a wonderful musician. I first heard him at a Womad festival, and loved the mix of this ancient and primitive instrument with a wide range of great dance grooves. Ganga is really taking the didgeridoo to places it has never been before and developing a unique style of music."

- Peter Gabriel

Ganga Giri is also featured on Peter Gabriel's soundtrack, The Long Walk Home.

GANGA GIRI fuses the sound of the ancient Australian instrument the didjeridu with the technological sounds of today to create an uplifting dance music experience. Witness GANGA GIRI performing his renowned pumping percussive didj grooves and you will be drawn to reconsider the raw, deep power of natural sound. This accompanied with live dance beats, rhythms and samples provided by his band will have your limbs moving in no time.

A percussionist from the age of 8, Australian-born Ganga was influenced by African percussion, reggae, rap, North Indian Folk, Indigenous Australian music, and dance music of many genres. Inspired by a dream to play didj Ganga began his self-taught journey unknowing of what mastery he would achieve and of the "magic carpet ride" (as he calls it) through life that would follow.

A major highlight for Ganga was meeting the Yolngu people and paying respect to Arnhem Land (NT) from where the didjeridu originated. Despite the difference in cultural background, Ganga is respected by Aboriginal elders for his own unique style of didj playing. Ganga now tours extensively across Australia and overseas performing and teaching.

Recent major festival appearances include:

  • WOMAD - Australia & U.K.
  • Earthcore - Australia (headliner)
  • Every Picture Tells A Story - Australia
  • The Falls Festival (New Year's Eve slot - dance stage.)
  • The Lizard Festival - U.K
  • Dreamtime Festival - Germany.
  • Okayama International Music Festival - Japan
  • Destination Dance Party - NZ.
  • Vancouver Music Festival - Canada.
  • Edinburgh Festival - Scotland.
  • The 2000 Olympics - Sydney, Australia.
  • The Sultan of Brunei!!

Including many other clubs and venues through out the U.S.A, U.K, Germany, Switzerland, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, Australia.

GANGA GIRI Discography:

  • 2001 Tribe Vibe (BMG Publishing/Sapphire Music)
  • 2000 Didge Mania (MRA)
  • 1999 Manic Organic, (solo cd)
  • 1998 Termite Grooves, (solo cd)
  • 1997 Primal Pulse, (solo cd)

Recordings and Performances:

  • Peter Gabriel, Ovo. Real World, 2000
  • Dya Singh - Various recordings
  • Shuba Mudgal - Indian singer. EMI, India
  • Yolngu Boy -Australian feature film soundtrack, released 2000.

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