Didgeridoo Camp 31 March - 2 April 2023
3 Day Didgeridoo Weekend
We are extremely happy to announce that the 16th Didgeridoo Camp will be held on
31 March - 2 April 2023. Didgeridoo Camp is a three day Didgeridoo event for boys and men of all ages and levels. Just bring your camping gear (tent - caravan - camper - swag) We look after all the other stuff. The Didgeridoo workshops and live performances are done by legends GANGA GIRI and ECKYBOW.
The weekend also includes the opportunity to make your own Didgeridoo.
We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this land the Yuggara and Ugarapul people, the protectors of the land on which we are gathering. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and may we always walk together as one.
NOTE: ONLY 50 TICKETS AVAILABLE - Bookings are essential.
Ganga Giri mixes red natural elements with tribal beats and funky bass lines to create a unique tribal-technological deep earth dance experience. Explosive and pulsating, at times ambient and flowing, the music is a pumping percussive multi-layered experience of complex grooves and raw, deep natural sound. A positive celebration. Influenced by many varied genres, including East Indian Tabla and African percussion, he has married indigenous Australian and world music with fat funky dance beats, and has found an appreciative audience across the globe. Deeply inspired by the sacredness of Australia’s land and how that feeling can be expressed through the didjeridu, he has become an ambassador for his country, offering his world-wide audience a reflection of contemporary multicultural Australia.
Australian Aboriginal Performing Artist Eckybow is a descendant from far north New South Wales Gamilaroi tribe and the Northern Territory Warumungu tribe. As an actor, dancer, didgeridoo player and story teller he has performed for multiple Children theatres around Australia and has toured around the world with Aboriginal Dance Troup Gamilaroi and the Mungindi Dancers and many more. He is a performing artist that has spent years touring Australia and around the world educating and creating awareness about our Indigenous culture. Performed at the opening Ceremony for Commonwealth games Gold Coast 2018.
The weekend also includes the opportunity to make your own Didgeridoo. We'll you guide through the process of making your own eucalyptus Didgeridoo to take home with you. The Didgeridoos we use during our workshops are authentic and naturally hollowed out by termites. No living trees or animals have been harmed or damaged in the process. We use quality Red Box and Yellow Box Eucalyptus logs for our workshops; they are seasoned and ready to be carved. Learn how to make your own didgeridoo that includes: stripping, sanding, chiseling, painting, tuning and making a mouthpiece out of natural beeswax. All equipment, tools and safety wear are supplied. ONLY 15 SPOTS AVAILABLE
** Make your own Didgeridoo $185 pp extra
Included in the ticket are all the beautiful meals and snacks prepared and served by our beautiful Chef Mei Eng. Cooked on open fire and served in the Didge Dining Room you will enjoy three course meals with creative desserts, freshly made breakfasts and mouth watering lunches. All drinks including water, coffee and thee are included in the ticket. Our Malaysian chef Mei Eng has more then 25 years experience in food preparation, Creating a delicious mix of Western and Asian fusion food that will keep on surprising us over the weekend. She told us her secret ingredient is love. Lots of great meals to enjoy during the weekend
Over the weekend Eckybow a descendant from far north New South Wales Gamilaroi tribe and the Northern Territory Warumungu tribe is doing the smoking ceremony on the Saturday afternoon. Smoking ceremony is an ancient and contemporary custom that involves smouldering native plants to produce smoke. This herbal smoke is to have both spiritual and physical cleansing properties, as well as the ability to ward off bad spirits
Welcome To Country
We are extremely honored that Aunty Roma is doing the welcome to country this year. Aunty Roma is a traditional owner from South East Queensland and her ancestral connections are with the Turrbal, Jagera (Yugara) and Danggan Balun (Yugambeh/Ngarangwal) peoples. Her skin name is ninyieri banjilann (blue butterfly) and she has a clan totem of the wongari (pretty faced wallaby). The mibunn (wedge tailed eagle) represents one of her language group totems
What else is included?
Included in the tickets are camping spot, the accommodation facilities on camping grounds, firewood, parking, security, all meals including water, tea and freshly brewed coffee. Stage and equipment hire, Didgeridoo workshops and performers fee.