Australia is the inspiration for Ganga Giri’s multicultural celebration of music and culture.
Ganga is a didgeridoo player and percussionist mixing tribal beats with funky bass lines to create a tribal technological dance experience.
Ganga Giri’s full show blends an array of tribal percussion that includes Ganga’s percussive style didj playing, congas, djembe, bougarabou, Nigerian talking drum, mbira and more. Add to this a drizzling of authentic indigenous moves with aboriginal dancers.
Joining Ganga Giri onstage is rich dub/reggae dancehall vocalist 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 Mbira and Kamele N’goni.
Performing at Ganga Giri’s Nanaimo show is also DJ Rowan, a DJ able to deftly navigate dark nightclubs with bumpin’ techno, or chillin’ out with some dub, world fusion and downtempo on a sunny afternoon at an outdoor festival.
Desunos has been spinning and co-creating dance floors since the summer of 2006. With 18 years of stage performance as a lead singer/songwriter/guitarist, Laughlin Meagher is committed to creating dance floor madness. As a multi-genre DJ, Desunos crosses the boundaries between world ethno-fusion, dub step, progressive house, glitch, downtempo and breaks to give you a kaleidoscopic sound experience to keep your feet dancing and your heart pumping.
Ganga Giri performs at the Nanaimo Entertainment Centre (formerly Caprice movie theatre) on Nicol Street Saturday (July 30). Doors open at 8 p.m.
Tickets $19.50/advance from Lucid, Tranceformations or online at www.hightideconcerts.net; $23/door.