12pm – 9pm SATURDAY 7TH APRIL 2018
Come and join us to celebrate Aboriginal culture and the didgeridoo!
Welcome to the festival
The annual Melbourne Didgeridoo and Cultural Festival is a family friendly, not-for-profit event to explore and celebrate Aboriginal culture and an iconic instrument – the didgeridoo.
The festival showcases the didgeridoo and Aboriginal culture through music, song, dance, art and storytelling. Players and musicians from both indigenous and non-indigenous communities come together to celebrate this unique Australian instrument.
Each year our festival recognises both traditional and contemporary playing styles, including recent contemporary styles emerging with fusions of didgeridoo, guitar, violin, Japanese flute (shakuhachi) and dance-loops, to name just a few.
There will be plenty of activities for the kids and a great variety of food vendors and stalls, including free didgeridoo workshops!
Free community event – bring your family!
Performing Artists include:
Mitch TamboRichard Perso
Mitch Tambo is a proud Gamilaraay / Birri Gubba man known for his didgeridoo playing, traditional dancing and his work as TV presenter and host of two children’s TV series broadcasted on Channel 9 Imparja and NITV.Read More
Yidaki Yulugi provide the ultimate Indigenous Experience, sharing their rich cultural history with traditional stories, dances, songs and didgeridoo performance. Yidaki Yulugi are didgeridoo masters and song men Lez Daniel, Eric ‘Turtle’ Tamwoy, Gumaroy Newman and Stedman Sailor.Read More
Ganga Giri is a ground-breaking didgeridoo virtuoso, fusing the ancient instrument with electronic production and vocals – his music is about connecting to culture!Read More
Activities for the whole family
- Wombat Bend playground next door!
- Face Painting
- Free Didgeridoo Workshops
- Cultural Talks
Stalls on site
- Aboriginal Art
- Great Variety of Food Stalls
(including tastes of bush tucker)
FESTIVAL PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY:
This project was supported by Manningham City Council’s Community Grant Program.