EarthArtBeat Festival

Moora Moora, 17-19 November 2017

About Moora Moora

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Ganga Giri

Ganga Giri is a world renowned didgeridoo virtuoso and innovator of a fusion of the ancient instrument with electronic beats, that has taken the dancefloors of the world by storm since the dawn of the 21st century.

check him out here:


Mal Webb and Kylie Morrigan

Vocal adventurer, multi-instrumentalist and looping beatboxing songwriter Mal sings his brain provoking songs using all sorts of vocal techniques, guitar, mbira, slide trumpet, trombone, chromatic harmonica and a loop recording pedal called Derek. And Kylie (who's played with Orchestra Victoria and the likes of Stevie Wonder and Barry White!) provides violin and voice in a perfect balance to Mal's nutsness. Their arrangements are intricate and playful. Imagine Einstein, Dr Seuss and Paganini making pancakes.


Djirri Djirri Dance Group



We are called the Djirri Djirri Dance Group, which is the Woi wurrung (Wurundjeri)  name  for Willy Wagtail.  We named our group Djirri Djirri as it is a little black bird who is well known to dance all the time.

We offer dance that is a contemporary interpretation of our culture with the essence of traditional dance/ceremony.  All of our dances have a story about creation, family and Country. We have many children who we encourage to take on a leadership role through the use of language and knowledge exchange in dance creation.

Kofi Kunkpe & Afro Diaspora

Kofi Kunkpe

Kofi Kunkpe, an Ewe Master Drummer, educator and multi-instrumentalist, moved from Cape Coast, Ghana to the Yarra Valley, Australia in 2012. Since this time he has performed and taught extensively throughout Australia in schools, universities, at private functions, major festivals and events. Passionate about his culture, Kofi enjoys working with all ages and abilities. He has ongoing teaching work with disability arts programs, with Chamber Made Opera at the Venny, and works as a percussionist and bass player with many of Melbourne's best performers including Lamine Sonko and Ajak Kwai, taking him to Port Fairy Folk Festival, White Night, Womadelaide and beyond.

Afro Diaspora

Led by Ghanaian / Ewe Master Drummer, Kofi Kunkpe, Afro Diaspora brings together exceptional West African artists for original, one off performances. Drawing on, and sharing the traditions of their homelands, Afro Diaspora deliver compelling rhythms, dynamic grooves and captivating moves direct from West Africa. Prepare to lose your shoes and shake your boom boom!



8 Foot Felix

A multi-genre enigma, with soaring vocals, triumphant horns and deep bass grooves that fray the fabric of time & space.

Described as maverick, whimsical and anchored tight, their unique brand of dance music is crafted from gypsy, ska and funk roots, with the salty taste of sea shanties and a good splash of hip-hop and blues.

Captain Will Tait: Rhodes piano, vox.  Steve Turnock: Drums.  Brendan Jones: Trumpet, vox.  Jamie McElhinney: Bass.  Kate Constance: Glockenspiel, percussion, dance, vox.  Daniel Tedford: Violin, Mandolin, Guitar.  Thomas Starr: French Horn.  Francesca Mountfort: Cello.

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Lily and King


Lily and King are a quirky, musical junkyard from Melbourne. Their aim is to use all of their limbs for making music at the one time. Lily and King create rousingly catchy music that sits somewhere between a captivating 40's nightclub routine and the raw, rambunctious spirit of New Orleans street buskers. 

Dixieland punk, sailor songs, weird carnie show tunes and the odd bit of curious pop, their music is joyful, beautiful and a bit dirty and wicked too. Their act is a lilting, luring, sensual haze of smoky opiate vocals that transport the captivated audience to a redly lit burlesque bar from the 1940s, where the smoke curled thickly in the air and people only ever drank whiskey. 

With trombone, sweet and sassy vocals, toy piano, guitar, half a drum kit and an abundance of foot stomping, their melodies are infused with wild exuberance and joie de vivre  - a Lily and King gig is a truly wild and joyful experience.




Simon Oats- Orpheus

here's the link to youtube trailer for Orpheus:

Simon Oats is an acclaimed storyteller, singer, songwriter, actor and playwright. 

Orpheus in the Underworld is the epic tale of one man's quest to take back his lover from the Gods of death - told through eleven songs and the voices of 6 different characters. Simon has performed Orpheus in Arts centres, private homes and even for a hen's night. His fans include a Pulitzer Prize winner and a Hells Angel.



Blunderbuss DJ

Neoteric, real and synthetic with words that stir and a hot brass garnish. Blunderbuss Jones carves out beats and breaks and pops and drops, wielding his trumpet like a weapon. With sultry tones and saxophones, Dandelion Jackson makes a scene. Mr Manifold brings mad skillz on the decks. Blunderbuss pulls all kinds of tricks from his mixed bag of ghetto funk breaks, future vintage and drum'n'bass.

Beats, brass and basslines.
Lyrical weapons.
Fire at will. Game On!

-- Blunderbuss DJ --

DJ ORing

Mashing up Dub, ghetto funk and electro swing to produce a funky party vibe.  DJ ORing is reknown for bringing a wondrous high vibe dance journey the floor.  Get down and dirty and a little bit flirty.

Phoebe like the moon

In 2015 Phoebe like the Moon successfully crowd funded her debut double album 'Into the Wildwood' & 'Bird Whisperer', which was released on CD and vinyl and is available online at Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Pandora, Radio and many more.

Recently returned from Cygnet Folk Festival and Yackandandah Folk Festival.

Phoebe is currently working on a Australian Summer tour and European tour for winter 2017 whilst spending winter composing new music in the forests of Finland and Australia.

Entwined Bellydance

Set to a soundtrack of exotic electronic beats and bleeps, Laura’s performances draw on a plethora of dance forms, including American Tribal Style, Tribal Fusion, Gothic Fusion, Classical Indian, Dancehall and traditional folkloric bellydance. Made from a combination of contemporary and antique adornments, laces, trimmings and fabrics, harking from the Middle East, India and Asia, Laura creates all her own intricately detailed and lovingly hand crafted costumes to perform in.

Esme with Love and Squalor and Friends

Rock out with Esme with Love and Squalor and Friends!

Little Giants

Little Giants is a Funky Folk trio that spread infectious energy through their music, where you just can't help but groove along to their unique sound!
Fresh out of Little Yarra Steiner School these trailblazers will surely impress you!


Dj Esquir3

Zucchini Clan (“Kooky Zooks”) founder, former Understorey frontman and free-range music voyager Jme Antonio (Esquir3) has transcended into the electro-centric realm and has been busy creating a diverse cornucopia of eclectic-electronic traX in his remote Goongerah studio for his upcoming debut album Amygdala3.

Esquir3 looks forward to performing for all the fine folk attending the EarthArtBeat Festival 2017...

DJ Wonderfeel


Wonderfeel makes music harkening back to our primal roots ~ earthy rhythms for healing dance. 

Based in rural Australia, Wonderfeel creates with rich organic textures, journeying ever deeper into raw hypnotic funk.

Plus there is the ever evolving Wonderfeel Oracle which allows anyone to channel their subconscious wisdom.

Murray Goodchild

Murray is a singer/songwriter who draws upon the transformative power of story and song to turn life's challenges into life affirming declarations. 

A number of his songs have been written for gatherings to be sung together so be prepared for the lines to blur between audience and performer.
His songs are a blend of folk and roots performed on acoustic guitar and ukulele.