Gari Gynda Narmi

Liner notes by Andy [with thanks to Amy & Chelsea]
The song is called “Gari Gynda Narmi” or sometimes written as “Gurri Ngindin Narmi“.

It is originally a Waka Waka song, but with the dispersal and cross-pollination of aboriginal cultures (plus the fact it has easy to remember words and dance moves) means it has become a bit of a welcome song of all aboriginal nations in south-east Queensland.

Gari Gynda Narmi has appeared in a few rock versions too, in Mop and the Dropouts song “Dancing Aborigine” and a beautiful acoustic version by Joe Geia which helpfully includes an English translation!

Welcome to this area,
People from all directions
Now when you leave
May our spirits stay with you

See Also

https://archive.org/details/gari-gynda-narmi

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