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

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