Gurrumul Sings Stories

Great stuff.

soulgifts - Telling Tales

I can remember when the band Yothu Yindi first hit the airwaves in Australia many long years ago. The sound of the didgeridoo accompanying the Indigenous singers captivated me. The lead singer was a young man by the name of Gurrumul.  Today I want to honour his memory and his music.

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupinguwas an Indigenous Australian musician.  Didgeridoo, drums, keyboards, a right hand guitar played upside down  left-handed were his instruments.  But above all else he was known for the clarity of his singing voice. He sang stories of his land  in Yolŋu languages such as Gälpu, Gumatj or Djambarrpuynu, and also in English.  Solo artist and band member, he was the most commercially successful Aboriginal Australian musician.

He died young – aged 46 – of liver and kidney disease in July 2017.  Nine months after his death in April of 2018,  his fourth album  –  Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow – was…

View original post 195 more words

I'd like to hear from you...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.