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The Official Site of David WIlliams

News Articles:

London Bushfire Memorial
The Apology, One Year On
21st Century Murri
Beijing's A Blast for David
Multiple Choice
David Blows A Global Storm
Cultural Lessons


Performing On The Great Wall Of China


David Williams in China. More info.

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Gilimbaa


Welcome

Here you'll find information about the didgeridoo (didgeridu) and one of Australia's prominent Aboriginal performers and musicians, David Williams.
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Bushfire Memorial Service in London

In late March, David travelled to London to perform didgeridoo at a memorial service for the victims and survivors of Victoria's bushfires held at Westminster Abbey.

The event was attended by Prince Charles, Duchess of Cornwall Camilla, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Therese Rein and Sarah Brown along with many other Australians expatriates, showing their support for those affected by the fire. click for more information (PDF Download)


Pic:- David WIlliams in London and on the right painted up playing in Westminster Abbey.

 

Beijing Opening Ceremony

Returning from his trip to China, David Williams brought many experiences back with him after performing at the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games.

"It was a great opportunity performing, sharing and communicating our culture on the world stage." With an estimated television audience of four billion people the birds nest came alive as the performers took to the stage dancing and shaking a leg as the athletes of 254 nations entered the stadium. "That moment will last a million lifetimes, and is something that I will have with me forever."

Check out the interview from Sydney Morning Herald.

 

 

Painted up In Los Angeles

David Williams had a whirlwind trip to Los Angeles in late October to perform the didgeridoo as part of Qantas's celebrations of the inaugural flight of their new Airbus A380.

In true Tinseltown style, the new A380 received a star-studded welcome as John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John teamed up to give the new super jumbo a Hollywood red carpet welcome as it was towed towards awaiting media and VIPs.

 

The media and Hollywood celebrities took part in a promotional flight up to San Francisco and back. The weather proved wonderful as the plane made a low-flying manoeuvre over San Francisco Bay, displaying the trademark Qantas kangaroo on its tail.

 

Qantas has always been supportive of indigenous representation at their events, and it is always a pleasure to be a part of these events and to share Aboriginal culture with an international audience

 

 

 

From Brisbane To Dubai

From the 22nd to the 29th of March, David travelled to the United Arab Emirates performing in Dubai and Abu Dhabi with a traditional Aboriginal dance troupe from Djarragun College south of Cairns. The invitation was sent by the UAE Ambassador to Australia, Dr. Saeed Mohammed Al-Shamsi.

Other members of the delegation will be other indigenous leaders and staff from the Dare To Lead team.

 

More informatio can be found at ABC online.

 


 

 

Jamming with James



Earlier this year, David joined jazz legend James Morrison on stage at the Woodford Folk Festival.

Blending the traditional with the contemporary, a fusion of sounds come together providing an entertaining and engaging performance.

What's jazz at a folk festival without didge joining in and trading fours?




Pic: James Morrison and David WIlliams







 

February, David Performs In Wellington

From the 11th to 13th of February, David attended and performed at the Asia Pacific Festival in Wellington, New Zealand. October 26th-29th

The Asia Pacific Festival is a multi-cultural event placing traditional and contemporary music and music-theatre from the Asia Pacific region next to each other. Attending were performers from Korea, China, Iran, , USA, Indonesia and The Netherlands and representing the Indigenous people of Australia was David Williams. A big thanks to Liesbeth Kok and Jack Body for a wonderful successful event.


 

A Weekend in Shanghai

October 26th-29th saw David head to Shanghai China for Celebrate Australia, Australian Style. The festivities took place in Xiantandi which is located right in the heart of Shanghai. David also performed at the Novotel Atlantis for an Australian themed evening in the hotel's well known revolving restaurant.


Other News

In October, David performed on a Syndey harbour cruise for the AVSEC (Aviation Securities) conference dinner with Bernadette Robinson and Paul Noonan.

David has just performed with the University of Queensland's Symphony Orchestra in late August. A piece that was written specifically for didgeridoo and orchestra, the composer Phillip Bracanin invited David to be a part of the UQ School of Music's 50 year anniversary performing Dance Gundah at the Sofitel Brisbane and the Queensland Perfforming Arts Complex. Click here for More info.

The Australia China Business forum was held at the Stamford Plaza in Brisbane in August. David performed for international delegates during the opening night of the conference.

In eartly 2006 David performed at the inaugural dinner for Qantas in Beijing, China. He also flew to the US to perform for Qantas for the celebration of direct flights between Sydney and San Francisco. Special guest included Qantas goodwill ambassador John Travolta.

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Other News: David has teamed up with long time friend, Ben Johnston to create Gilimbaa. An Indigenous design agency.