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 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.
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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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements. What better way to participate in the celebration by including a performance by Diramu Aboriginal Dance and Didgeridoo? This year’s theme is Because of her, we can!, which emphasises the invaluable contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women make to our communities, families, and our rich history (and naturally, Diramu’s Sydney-based troupe includes talented Aboriginal women!).