Created: Wednesday, 30 July 2008 18:39
Published: Wednesday, 30 July 2008 18:25
Written by Skinnyfish Music
Blind from birth, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu is a powerhouse of musical creativity. Geoffrey, or Gudjuk as he is also called, is from the Gumatj nation, his mother from the Galpu nation both First Nations peoples from North East Arnhemland.
A former member of Yothu Yindi, now with Saltwater Band, Gurrumul's solo excursions highlight his amazing talent as a singer/songwriter/musician, his beautiful voice singing the songs of his Gumatj country will never leave you. His solo performances are a rare treat and should not be missed.
Geoffrey's own band the Saltwater Band hail from Galiwin'ku on Elcho Island, NE Arnhem Land are a much loved and most popularly noted Indigenous band, partly because of Gurrumul's influence and guidance. With the release of this his first solo album, Geoffrey highlights the tremendous talent he has to offer Indigenous music in Australia, and indeed, the world.