Brisbane-based International Didgeridoo performer Tjupurru is a proud descendant of the Djabera Djabera tribe of the West Australian Kimberleys. Born in Port Moresby P.N.G., he moved to Cairns (North Queensland) where he first heard the didgeridoo music of Gondwanaland. Employment took him to Sydney in the late 80s, where he learnt his trade as a sound engineer.

Now, playing the Didjeribone – sliding didgeridoo – and the Face Bass, both Charlie McMahon inventions, Tjupurru’s life has come full circle.

Tjupurru has toured with or supported amazing international artists such as Airto Moriera (Brazil), Bela Fleck and the Flecktones (USA), Tete (France), That One Guy (USA), Pitch Black (NZ), Grimskunk (Canada) Don and Dave Grusin with Legends of Jazz at the Conference of World Affairs (USA) and performed with Marissa Monte (Brazil) over two nights in the Concert Hall at The Sydney Opera House.

Tjupurru has gone Global performing at International festivals that include Femme Funk (New Caledonia), Planet IndigenUs (Canada), 2010 Winter Olympics (Canada), Irankarapte Festival (Japan), Khala Goda Festival (India), SimFES (Indonesia) as well as playing National Festivals including Woodford Folk Festival, Blues Fest, National Multicultural Festival, Sydney Festival, Festival of the Sun, Earthdance and more over the coming months. With invitations being finalised for Germany, Singapore, Taiwan & New Zealand.

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