Tjupurru is a proud descendant of the Djabera Djabera tribe of the West Australia Kimberleys. He moved to Cairns (North Queensland) where he first heard the didj music of Gondwanaland. Tjupurru plays a unique slide Didjeridu; named “The Didjeribone” because it can slide through different notes and tones – a cross between a didj and a trombone. With the addition of sampling and electronic effects, Tjupurru has enabled himself to perform as a “one man band”… creating live samples and looping them to create songs and soundscapes that criss cross most musical genres.

Since being uncovered at The Big Sound Festival in Brisbane, Tjupurru has performed all around the world including at Jazz in the Domain in front of 120,000 people.

Tjupurru’s solo album, Global Grove, was produced by Lee Groves (Gwen Stefani, Black Eyed Peas, Marilyn Manson) and marked a strong development in his style.

Tjupurru visits hundreds of schools across Australia every year and runs one of the most successful cultural interaction programs for schools in the country. He shares his personal journey, the history of his culture and the Djabera Djabera Tribe to instill a deeper understanding of Indigenous culture.

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