Saturday, November 14, 2009

A note from Anath ozite with info Gurrumul Yun...

Gurrumul Yunupingu is brother to Mandawuy Yunupingu - Singer, Songwriter from Yothu Yindi - see link above..... the fabulous Oz Band which also includes Ben Hakalitz - Drums - originally from Bougainvillea Island, Ben played with the legendary PNG band Songuma before joining Yothu Yindi in 1994. Ben was the songwriter of the East Timor song and these days plays with David Bridie['Not Drowning Waving' and 'My Friend the Chocolate Cake'] and George Telek fabulous indigenous man from PNG with marvelous native chants.

Gurrumul was also featured on a recently screened episode of 'Later... With Jools Holland' a BBC show on ABC2 here in OzLand... worth a look to see if they have a streaming version...... it was fabulous.
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