Enthralling and engaging, Diramu Aboriginal Dance and Didgeridoo are Sydney’s best traditional indigenous Australian Aboriginal performance and education troupe. Led by Aboriginal elder, teacher and artist, Walangari Karntawarra (B.A., B. Ed.) the members of Diramu are all seasoned, professional Aboriginal performers who have delighted and entertained audiences for over 20 years. Their traditional Aboriginal dance performances, Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime storytelling, masterful didgeridoo music and song are a vibrant and captivating way of showcasing Australia’s rich indigenous culture to overseas visitors and the general Australian public. Diramu Aboriginal Dance and Didgeridoo take great pride in their work and have a well-earned reputation, having performed, entertained and educated audiences, young and old, from a wide range of corporate, tourism, educational and government organisations.
Please visit our Diramu Aboriginal Dance and Didgeridoo Performance Video page for a sample of the talented troupe in action.
The word Diramu means tree in the Aboriginal language of the Darug Clan of the Eora Nation, the traditional owners of Sydney. Diramu symbolises strength and knowledge. A tree provides food, shelter and many of the tools and implements used in our traditional life including boomerangs, canoes and didgeridoos.
Book an Australian Aboriginal Dance and Didgeridoo Performance
Now Available ONLINE
Now available online, Walangari Karntawarra (B.A., B.Ed.) and Diramu Aboriginal Dance and Didgeridoo are leaders in the fields of First Nations’ cultural education and performance. Because of our many years of experience and training we can tailor our interactive, online programs to suit specific requirements. This online capability means that Walangari and Diramu Aboriginal Dance and Didgeridoo’s important work promoting Aboriginal cultural awareness is now available to those in regional, rural, remote and interstate Australia and worldwide.
Celebrate NAIDOC with an Aboriginal Dance & Didgeridoo Performance
Each year in July the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) organises a week-long celebration of First Nations Peoples’ history, culture and achievements. What better way to participate in the celebration by including a performance by Diramu Aboriginal Dance and Didgeridoo?
The NAIDOC 2020 theme “Always Was, Always Will Be” recognises and celebrates that First Nations’ people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. NAIDOC invites all Australians to embrace the thousands of generations of this country’s history.
Creative Kids vouchers are able to be redeemed for our First Nations’ interactive art and culture classes and workshops, both online and face to face, when the social distancing restrictions are lifted. These additional online capabilities mean that Walangari and Diramu Aboriginal Dance and Didgeridoo’s important work is now available to regional, rural and remote NSW children and teenagers to 18 years old.
As a registered provider for the Creative Kids program, you can redeem your voucher with us and let your child develop new skills. Enrol them in a new activity so they can create something great. For more information regarding the Creative Kids program, or to learn more about the more than 40 government savings and rebates to help with your cost of living, visit service.nsw.gov.au