21st Century Dijiridu


Visitors to Sydney often stop and listen to street dijiridu players. Most performers are aborigines, who had enough commercial sense to start an entertainment company and record their music. This young man proved that you do not have to be aboriginal to play well. Usually the music is a fusion between traditional tunes and modern beats.

It is not uncommon for the street performers to use modern PA systems. However, as far as moder equipment goes this is the first time I have seen a computer used in street performance in the role of the sequencer and a drum machine.