Echoes: Solo Didgeridoo Concert
February 25, 2017
Artist Goma (Hiroki Morimoto) will hold a special solo didgeridoo concert for one day only in Sydney as part of the Echoes event series presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney.
Echoes will feature Goma’s didgeridoo music, performing a blend of the didgeridoo’s signature earthy sound and his own contemporary interpretation of the instrument.
The event will start with a Welcome to Country ceremony by Aunty Donna Ingram.
ABOUT GOMA (HIROKI MORIMOTO)
Born in Osaka, Japan in 1973, Goma first encountered the didgeridoo in 1994 when his friends brought one home from England’s Glastonbury music festival. Three years later, when he was working in a didgeridoo shop in Darwin, an Aboriginal friend took him to Arnhem Land where he studied the instrument under yidaki master craftsman Djalu Gurruwiwi and went on to become the first non-Indigenous person to win the Northern Land Council prize at the 1998 Barunga Didgeridoo Competition. During this time, Goma lived with the Yolngu people and was adopted into the Galpu clan.
Upon returning to Tokyo two years later, Goma founded Jungle Rhythm Section, a highly respected band which blends Jungle and World Music with Goma’s contemporary interpretation of the didgeridoo.
3pm (doors open 2:30pm)
John Painter Hall @ Australian Institute of Music
1-55 Foveaux Street
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Free, tickets required
(02) 8239 0055
Harmonies in Japanese & Aboriginal Australian Music with Matthew Doyle, Riley Lee, Allan Marett
February 9, 2017 (Thursday)
Ainu Sounds: Indigenous Sounds: Indigenous Music From Japan with Nobuhiko ‘Sanpe’ Chiba
March 10, 2017 (Friday)