Gurrumul The Gurrumul Story
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu was probably the most famous Aboriginal musician in the world and a national icon in Australia. The “songwriter with the angelic voice” who died early in 2017 and is known by his traditional name Gurrumul, sang for the Queen and for Barack Obama. Sting, Elton John and Björk are among his loyal fans.
This anthology, The Gurrumul Story, retells the fascinating story of this artist through his most famous and unforgettable songs, including 'Wiyathul', the song that brought Gurrumul into the spotlight in 2008, and 'Bayini' in a special duet version with Sarah Blasko.
Gurrumul's music is an impressive example of the cultural identity and spirituality of Aboriginal culture; his songs are apolitical and political at the same time. His reserved, self-absorbed manner and his modest demeanor contrast with the high expressiveness and uniqueness of his songs. "The most important voice of Australia" (The Rolling Stone) has not fallen silent, but continues to thrill fans to this day.