Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu - Gurrumul (4 stars)

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu - Gurrumul

(Dram)

Hear the song ‘Bapa’ (Father) on this multi-award winning album by one time singer with Yothu Yindi, Australia’s first ever aboriginal rock band, and you’ll know exactly why, despite being sung in native Australian Yongu dialect, this has made it onto UK mainstream radio (a feat only seven other albums have achieved in the last decade). Yunupungi accompanies his own haunting voice with spare guitar and occasional bass, empowering songs that have entered the Australian psyche contributing to the re-assessment of the nation’s appalling treatment of its indigenous people. Prepare to be bowled over.

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