This one is used as you read Kookoo Kookaburra, read a page and press play, as the music pauses – press pause on Youtube and then read the next page. Gregg is a talented storyteller who uses didgeridoos, guitars, laughter and high-energy performances to pass on culture, unity and wisdom through his educational talks. He is a descendant of the Kamilaroi and Euahlayi people of south-west Queensland and north-west New South Wales. The Kamilaroi and Euahlayi peoples’ lands extend from south-west Queensland into north-west New South Wales. Keep doing this as you read each page of the book – otherwise it won’t make sense. He is the author and illustrator of My Culture and Me; Cunning Crow; Silly Birds; Kookoo Kookaburra; and Mad Magpie. It’s hard to soar like an eagle, when you are surrounded by turkeys. My Song “Proud” is on the Australian Training Authority’s training DVD. All of these stories are about teaching morals. I come from a family where music is in our veins. The more he is teased, the angrier he becomes. He is on a journey to get right around Australia to share his stories and learn more about the ancient and diverse histories and cultures of this beautiful country. It is so hard to reach your potential without support. Penguin Books Australia A Penguin Random House Company. 4 reviews Inspired by wise sayings and the knowledge of his Elders, Mad Magpie tells the story of Guluu, an angry magpie who is being teased by a gang of butcher birds. Years 3-6 English Success Story: How to Become an Amazing Author. Pottersfield’s song “Motorcycle” was number 17 in the Brisbane radio station “ZZZ’s Hottest 100”. Feel the welcome as we celebrate Indigenous culture, Elders and future generations. He is very proud of his Kamilaroi and Euahlayi heritage. A huge thanks to Mal for recording them. Website by bigfish.tv. Brisbane Writers Festival acknowledges the traditional owners of the land on which we live and work. Years 1-6 English The Arts Expert Classroom: Live Q&A with Ronni Kahn. I play the guitar, bass, didgeridoo, drums and sing. Visiting. I then went onto, and still occasionally play solo acoustic gigs. I enjoyed writing the “Silly Birds and Kookoo Kookaburra —promos” and played all instruments and sang. Join the corroboree in the traditional Gamilaraay language of the Kamilaroi people as we listen and learn together. A stirring story about pride, respect and maintaining culture. Recorded on the 20th of July 2019. Gregg Dreise grew up in south-west Queensland in a large family that loves music, art, sport, culture and family. He is fully aware that all of our cultural roots help strengthen the assortment of unique and proud Australians that we all become. I come from a family where music is in our veins. Gregg Dreise is a gifted artist, storyteller and musician, and he features the didgeridoo and guitar in his performances at schools, libraries and festivals. He is a descendant of the Kamilaroi and Euahlayi people of south-west Queensland and north-west New South Wales. They address self image, friendship, kindness, bullying and indigenous culture. My granddad ‘Ted Knox’ was said to be able to create music out of anything he picked up. A Gamilaraay language story by Gregg Dreise. He is the author and illustrator of My Culture and Me; Cunning Crow; Silly Birds; Kookoo Kookaburra; and Mad Magpie. Here is a list of things I can do: Storytelling (using bad jokes; music; interaction; and morals) Writing workshops (for students and adults) Recorded on the 20th of July 2019. Playing the Dinewah / Emu dance for holiday fun at the Cooroy Library. Gregg Dreise is an artist, storyteller and musician, and he features the didgeridoo and guitar in his performances at schools, libraries and festivals. About the Author Gregg Dreise … Culture, music and storytelling have run through his family’s blood since time began. Description: On the left is the Deadly Digital Communities logo (comprising of the words and a large white handprint on the top). Doing a traditional song and dance with my son Korraki, and my daughter Biarra, Wagun the Silly Turkey loves this instrument, That’s me on the right with the long hair, when I was 18. © Copyright 2020 Brisbane Writers Festival. He is very proud of his Kamilaroi and Euahlayi heritage. Expert Classroom: Live Q&A with Gregg Dreise. Author Gregg Dreise talks about the story behind his first picture book, Silly Birds. Gregg uses music, performance, and art to share the value of storytelling, reveals what we can gain by actively listening to stories and communities different to our own, and demonstrates how, by doing this, the world becomes a better place. Gregg Dreise grew up in south-west Queensland in a large family that loves music, art, sport, culture and family. Support from parents, siblings, friends and great teachers can help everyone become the best that they can be. Robert Ah Wing: Our words our stories A Gamilaraay language story by Gregg Dreise. Song Writing. My granddad ‘Ted Knox’ was said to be able to create music out of anything he picked up. Stay tuned for some upcoming books that have songs included , We always begin with traditional welcomes, Music can create fun and help remember stories, Most students remember my music….. and my bad jokes. Gregg Dreise is an artist, storyteller and musician, and he features the didgeridoo and guitar in his performances at schools, libraries and festivals. Read More I played in bands from high school “Sonic Pigs” and “Sugar Spun Sister” (haha funny names) and throughout University “Cherry Pop Tarts” renamed “The Pop Tarts” and “Pottersfield”.